Sweet Potato Dessert Squares Recipe

Sweet Potato Dessert Squares Recipe

Ingredients

1 package yellow cake mix (regular size), divided

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 egg, lightly beaten

FILLING:

3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (without added milk or butter)

2/3 cup milk

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

TOPPING:

6 tablespoons cold butter

1 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Whipped cream and pecan halves, optional

How to make it

Set aside 3/4 cup of the cake mix. Combine the remaining mix with butter and egg until crumbly; spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Whisk filling ingredients until smooth; pour over crust.

For topping, cut butter into reserved cake mix until crumbly. Stir in the pecans, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the filling.

Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool. Garnish with whipped cream and pecan halves if desired.
Yield: 16 servings.