We were not overly impressed with Ruth Chris Steakhouse, but some people swear it’s the best. I think it’s because we have so many places to pick from in Houston and even when we travel I’ve come across better places. Anyway, I had seen this recipe pop up a lot and had to give it a try. It’s really sweet and more of a dessert dish, but it is pretty good. I would make it again just put a little less sugar in it.

Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole

(Adapted from group recipes)

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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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