Franciscanized Crunchy Sweet Potatoes

by Sister Mary Gabriel Van Dreel on January 27, 2014

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Mary Gabriel Van Dreel shares a ‘Crunchy Sweet Potatoes’ recipe.

Franciscan Sister Mary Gabriel4 sweet potatoes or yams, cooked, drained and peeled

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 salt

Dash ground cinnamon

1/3 cup light cream or milk


1/3 cup light brown sugar

2 cups of cornflakes

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup melted butter


Mash potatoes; stir in butter, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Add cream, beating till fluffy.  Turn into a shallow one and a half-quart casserole.  In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients.  Sprinkle topping evenly and bake in a 325 degrees oven for 30 minutes or until topping is brown.  (Makes 8 servings)

4 thoughts on “Franciscanized Crunchy Sweet Potatoes”

  1. S. Carol Ann says:

    When I lived in West Point, Nebraska Sister Carol Diederich made this recipe for several special meals. It is like a dessert. She also added marshmallows which made it even sweeter!

  2. Sister Julie Ann says:

    Reminds me of Thanksgiving…and celebrating ‘gratitude’ is a recipe for Franciscan life.

  3. Sr. Sarah Bertler says:

    Almost better than pumpkin pie and full of good carotene to keep us healthy!

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