Sweet potato casserole by Bear Creek Smokehouse

Sweet potato casserole by Bear Creek Smokehouse

(KLTV/KTRE) - It's time to get your kitchen in shape for holiday cooking! To kick us off, Robbie Shoults with Bear Creek Smokehouse shares his recipe for sweet potato casserole....always a favorite!

Sweet potato casserole

3 cups cooked sweet potatoes
2 cups brown sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 sticks butter, divided
2 tablespoons orange zest
1/3 cup plain flour
1 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9X13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 

In a large bowl, combine potatoes, one cup brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, 1 stick of melted butter, and orange zest. Mix until well blended and fluffy, using a hand mixer. 

In a small bowl, combine remaining one cup brown sugar, 1 stick melted butter, flour and chopped pecans. Mix together with a fork until crumbly. Spread evenly over the top of the sweet potatoes, and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.