View Full Version : Question about baking Streuseled Sweet Potato casserole ahead of time?
Happy (early) Thanksgiving everyone!
I just made the Streuseled SP casserole, and I was planning on getting up tomorrow and baking it while my family gets ready, then keep it hot while we drive to my grandmother's for dinner. I have one of those Pyrex portables to keep it in, and it will be in there for at least 2 hours. It occurred to me a few minutes ago that the streusel topping might get soggy if I do that. I definitely want it crunchy though!
Has anyone tried to bake this ahead of time, and did the topping get soggy? The whole point of making and baking it ahead of time was to save on oven space, which will be very limited!
11-27-2002, 01:20 PM
Hmmm, all I can say is that when I reheat in the microwave leftovers from my test run, the topping is "runnier." I'm not sure how that would apply to your situation.
11-27-2002, 02:05 PM
I had this as leftovers, after sitting in the Fridge a few days, the topping did lose some of its crunch, but I dont think you will have a problem with what you are suggesting. You may want to pop it under the broiler a few minutes
Thanks for the advice! I'll let you know what happens!
11-27-2002, 08:00 PM
I made these for my Supper Club last month and was sucessful in what you plan on doing. I made them early in the day, cooked them before I left, and put them in a pyrex portable. Those things are great. It will keep them hot and like you said save on oven space.
11-27-2002, 09:30 PM
Do you think you can make the potato mixture, bake without the topping for twenty minutes, refrigerate, then bake again with the topping to have a warm casserole?
Well, we had some family members change their plans, so dinner was delayed by several hours. I ended up assembling the casserole ahead of time, then transporting it in a cooler to be baked at my grandmother's. It took almost twice as long as I thought it would to bake, maybe because it was so cold from being in the cooler, but it was very good.
I decided not to bake it ahead of time because it would be about 4 hours between getting it out of the oven and then serving it. How long will those Pyrex portables keep something hot? I've only used mine for short time periods. I'm glad to know that it did work well in the portable and didn't get soggy...now I'm planning on taking it for our holiday luncheon at work next week.
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