LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Thursday, WKYT kicked off the 'Home for the Holidays' segment where the WKYT family share their favorite recipes with YOU! DeAnn Stephens, Bill Bryant, Barbara Bailey and Micah Harris was out and about with the fun. Check out the recipe below!
Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 325° F. In a small bowl, combine the coconut, brown sugar, pecans, and ½ teaspoon salt.
3. Add the granulated sugar, milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, and ½ teaspoon salt to the potatoes and mash until smooth.
4. Transfer the mixture to an 8-inch square or another shallow 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the coconut mixture. Bake until heated through (tent loosely with foil if the top browns too quickly), 30 to 35 minutes.