David Venable's Sweet Potato
16 large sweet potatoes, cut in half and quartered
2 cups crushed pineapple, drained
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
In a large stock pot, boil sweet potatoes whole until soft (approximately 40 minutes).
Remove skins. With a flat beater of an electric mixer, mix sweet potatoes, crushed pineapple, sugar, butter, salt, and spices. Stir in one egg at a time. Pour into baking dish.
Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over top of casserole.
Bake for 30 — 40 minutes.