Introduction: Sweet Potato Casserole in a Pumpkin Bowl
I will be making a delicious sweet potato casserole in a pumpkin bowl. This is a perfect treat to make for the holidays and fall time! On top of that, it looks really pretty as well. This is one of my favorite things to eat with a cute touch.
Step 1: Ingredients
This can serve for 4!
- 4 bowl sized pie pumpkins
- 4 cups of peeled and cubed sweet potato
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- (optional) marshmallows
- (optional) 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon + all spice
Step 2: Preparing the Pumpkins
Heat pumpkins in the microwave for about 7-8 minutes and periodically check the pumpkins as microwave temperatures can vary. This is so that the pumpkins are easier to cut! Using a very sharp knife, carefully cut around 1/2 to 1/3 of the top off and scoop out the insides to create bowls.
Place pumpkins in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with about 1/2 inch of water. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until the pumpkins are tender. While the pumpkins are baking, start making the casserole!
Step 3: Making the Casserole
Put the cubed sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Boil at medium high heat for about 15 minutes or until tender. Once cooked, drain the water and mash in a separate large bowl. After the potatoes have been mashed, add the white sugar, egg, salt, butter (2 tablespoons), milk, and vanilla extract. Mix with a beater until smooth. Add the cinnamon and all spice in now if you choose to include it!
Step 4: Make Casserole Toppings
In a medium bowl, mix your brown sugar and flour. Add in the butter and then the chopped pecans. Mix until coarse.
Step 5: Fill Pumpkins and Bake
Take the baked pumpkins out of the oven and add the sweet potato mixture first. Leave room for the topping! Add the brown sugar, flour, butter, and pecan mixture on top of the sweet potato mix. Add marshmallows if you would like!
Preheat oven again to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Fill the 9 x 13 baking dish with a little bit of water. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Step 6: Eat and Enjoy!
After they have been baked, let cool and enjoy! The good news is is that the pumpkin is edible as well ;)
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