Sweet potato side dish - so good it is almost dessert. Even if you don't like sweet potatoes, you will like this.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine the mashed sweet potatoes with the white sugar, soft butter or margarine, beaten eggs, vanilla and milk. Spoon into a 2 quart oven proof baking dish.

  • Combine the coconut, flour, brown sugar, chopped nuts and melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the sweet potatoes.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

528.6 calories; 6.4 g protein; 70.8 g carbohydrates; 84.3 mg cholesterol; 210.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2007
I love sweet potatoes so I thought this sounded good.Next time I'll add an extra cup of potatoes and less sugar and even a little less topping.I couldn't taste enough of the sweet potatoes.It seemed like the topping over powered them.Even though it was very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2019
Not really a "souffle" because you are supposed to separate the egg yokes from the whites and beat the white to be fluffy. It is hard to get the entire egg to fluff up. This is simply a fast easy savory yet sweet dish. Nothing to write home about. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 135
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2007
I love sweet potatoes so I thought this sounded good.Next time I'll add an extra cup of potatoes and less sugar and even a little less topping.I couldn't taste enough of the sweet potatoes.It seemed like the topping over powered them.Even though it was very good. Read More
(107)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2006
My aunt has made this for years. We call it sweet potato casserole. I have made it several times now. It is wonderful! You could eat it as a dessert. We always use 3- 15oz canned yams (brand name yams). We also use 1 stick of butter (use real butter) 1/2 cup of white sugar and cinnamon to taste. The topping is thick so you'll have to spread it(not sprinkle). It is definitely a recipe your family will beg you to bring every holiday dinner and then fight over who will get the last serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2006
Definite 5 stars. Followed people's advice about cutting the sugar down to 1/2 cup. I added cinnamon nutmeg and ground ginger. I've made it twice already -- once yesterday and once today -- both for a group of people. Gone in a flash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
I used canned yams instead. It was still a great taste treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
yummy....just how I like my yams.The only thing I did different was add cinnamon nutmeg cloves and ginger. I brought this to a meeting and it was a hit! Thanks a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
This has become one of our Thanksgiving meal best recipes. This will be our 4th year. Everyone asks for the recipe. Very sweet. Just delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was the greatest sweet potato dish I have ever made!! I got so many compliments from my guests and everyone was asking for seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2002
This recipe is fast and easy. Everyone at our Thanksgiving dinner loved it. I used baked sweet potatoes once and canned yams another time. Both were equally great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2004
I made this to accompany a large pork loin roast. It was for a large gathering. I asked for a show of hands "Who hates sweet potatoes?"..several went up. I asked that they just take a sample of this sweet potato souffle. After dinner I asked again "Who hates sweet potatoes?"..NO hands went up!! They all loved it! EVERYONE requested the recipe! Great compliment to pork and of course turkey. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/31/2019
Not really a "souffle" because you are supposed to separate the egg yokes from the whites and beat the white to be fluffy. It is hard to get the entire egg to fluff up. This is simply a fast easy savory yet sweet dish. Nothing to write home about. Read More