The Junior League's Latest Cookbook

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Deborah Britton, the Junior League's first African-American president, about the organization's latest cookbook and how the Junior League is keeping up with America's changing tastes.

Coconutty Sweet Potatoes

(submitted by the Buffalo, NY chapter of the Junior League)

Serves 8


3 (16 ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup whole milk

2 tablespoons butter

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, 2 tablespoons butter, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl; mash until blended. Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Combine the coconut, pecans, brown sugar, and flour in a bowl; mix well. Stir in the melted butter. Spread the topping over the sweeet potatoes. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until light brown and bubbly.



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