Sweet Potato Casserole

· 1 cup brown sugar
· 1/3 cup flour
· 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans preferred)
· 1/3 stick butter — melted (Do not omit or reduce this amount)
· 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes (Garnets looks best and I bake mine first)
· 1 cup sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 eggs — well beaten
· 1 stick butter — ( 1/2 cup) melted (You can leave it out or reduce it, if you wish)
· Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside.
· Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
· Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and butter in a mixing bowl in the order listed. Mix thoroughly.
· Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.
· Sprinkle the surface of the sweet potato mixture evenly with the crust mixture.
· Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to set at least 30 minutes before serving.
· Serves 6 Hint: Double the recipe. People will love the leftovers, which also freeze beautifully.

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