sweet potato casserole with pecan topping

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Kristin Hamilton
from Flemingsburg, KY

I always go to this recipe for holidays. It's so simple and delicious. I wouldn't post this if it wasn't amazing. The topping gives it a a sweetness and a crunch with the pecans, it's wonderful. I have many who ask for recipe when I bring it to gatherings. A tried and true recipe.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a fantastic sweet potato casserole recipe. There is not a lot of sugar or seasonings in the sweet potato part, so the flavor of the potatoes shines. It's made with canned sweet potatoes, but fresh could easily be substituted. The sweetness comes into the recipe with the crunchy pecan topping. Sweet and rich, it's just right spread on top. The topping does make this a bit rich so a small serving goes a long way. A divine addition to your holiday feast.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet potato casserole with pecan topping

  • 1 can
    canned yams, drained or 3 cups of cooked sweet potatoes (29 oz.)
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 c
    plus 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped and halved

How To Make sweet potato casserole with pecan topping

  • 1
    Mashed and drain sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Add butter, sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.
  • 2
    Pour into 8x11" baking pan or square pan. FYI: Recipe can be double for 9x13" pan. Just double each ingredient!
  • 3
    Combine all ingredients except pecans and stir well.
  • 4
    Fold in pecans.
  • 5
    Using your fingers, crumble topping over sweet potato mixture.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes for a square pan. Bake until the middle is set. Bake longer if the recipe is doubled, for about 45 minutes or until middle is set.