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The Get Over It Already, Sweet Potato Caserole

15 ounces, weight Can Crushed Pineapple, Undrained
4 cups Sweet Potatoes, Mashed
1/4 cups Sugar, Granulated
2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoons Saigon Vietnamese Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice, Divided
1/2 cups Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cups Butter
1/2 cups Chopped Pecans (or Walnuts)
1/2 teaspoons Ground Nutmeg, To Sprinkle


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For the sweet potatoes: Drain pineapple reserving the juice. Set the pineapple aside. Mix the juice with the mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, melted butter,vanilla, 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice and the Saigon cinnamon. Pour into lightly greased 2 quart baking dish. Top with crushed pineapple. For the glaze: Mix the brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and the remaining teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat, just until sugar dissolves then add in pecans or walnuts. Spoon over sweet potato and pineapple mixture and sprinkle lightly with about 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Bake 35-45 minutes until lightly browned and heated through. To save time you can make this a few days in advance, and freeze it. Just pull it from the freezer to thaw about 2 hours before cooking . (I use an aluminum foil baking pan.)

Source: tastykitchen.com