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Notice that it has no spice in the potatoes. You can add a couple of tablespoons to the potato mixture (pumpkin pie or apple pie spice, or some blend of cinnamon, ginger, etc.) but it is VERY popular just as is.
For the crust:
11 cups brown sugar
Sweet potato mixture:
11 cups sugar (about 5 pounds)
Butter 7 9x13 casseroles.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the crust ingredients with a fork in a small bowl and set aside.
Sweet potatoes retain flavor better if they are not skinned and boiled. Also, if you use canned they are mushier.
Combine the sugar, salt, vanilla, mashed sweet potatoes, egg and butter and beat thoroughly. Pour into buttered baking dishes.
Sprinkle the crust mixture evenly on top, and bake 40 minutes. Allow to set for at least 30 minutes before serving. Makes 63 servings.
About 4 gallons, 2 large roaster pans; Serves 100 buffet style
I like this, it is more interesting than the above.
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Divide all ingredients equally between the two pans as you cook.
To reheat in the oven, place in a casserole dish and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Bake covered at 325 degrees for 30-50 minutes, stirring occasionally if convenient, until temperature in the center is 165. Hold by turning oven to 180.