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easy sweet potato casserole with pecan topping baked

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping


  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

My Granny has the most delicious easy sweet potato casserole with pecan topping. It is a family favorite that we make every year for special occasions.


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Ingredients

Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Pecan Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

Instructions

Make Sweet Potato Layer

  1.  Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Boil on the stovetop until tender.
  2. Drain sweet potatoes and add to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 stick of melted butter, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  4. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
  5. If needed, you can add more milk depending on the consistency of the sweet potato mixture.
  6. Pour sweet potato mixture into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

Make Pecan Topping

  1. Add 1 stick of melted butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut flakes, 1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans or walnuts to a bowl.
  2. Mix completely.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the sweet potato layer.

Cook

  1. Bake at 350 F (177 C) for about 30 minutes.

 

 


Notes

Walnuts can be used in place of pecans.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 432
  • Sugar: 45 g
  • Sodium: 146 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 53 mg

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