These sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving favorite at my house.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 2 quart casserole
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Place sweet potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until soft, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before peeling and placing into a large bowl.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart casserole dish.

  • Mash the warm potatoes along with butter, cream, vanilla extract, brown sugar, salt, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 cup chopped pecans, and eggs. Spread mashed sweet potato into the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/4 cup of pecans.

  • Bake sweet potatoes in preheated oven until thoroughly hot, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 53.1g 17% DV; fat 24.9g 38% DV; cholesterol 78.5mg 26% DV; sodium 354.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
This is really outstanding. I have made it multiple times and have modified it to be slightly less rich. I add an extra sweet potato (5 total), cut the butter to 5 T., use just 1 T. of vanilla, add an extra egg, and omit the 1 c. of pecans from the dish (I still use the 1/4 c. pecans on top). It is great as written, but it is still really rich & flavorful with the cutbacks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2015
Was wayyyy too sweet and it wouldn't harden. It tasted like maple sweet potato syrup. It tastes even MORE sweet after it cools down. Tried it twice. Not doing it again. Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
This is really outstanding. I have made it multiple times and have modified it to be slightly less rich. I add an extra sweet potato (5 total), cut the butter to 5 T., use just 1 T. of vanilla, add an extra egg, and omit the 1 c. of pecans from the dish (I still use the 1/4 c. pecans on top). It is great as written, but it is still really rich & flavorful with the cutbacks. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2011
If you leave out the eggs there's no reason to put this back in the oven. Beat the potatoes while they're hot with the other ingredients and take the dish straight to the table. I used milk rather than cream as it was what I had on hand. The maple flavor really comes through! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2008
The best sweet potatoes I have ever tasted. Even better than my mother's. Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I will be making this for MANY years to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2011
fantastic!! Super sweet though. I recommend a little less brown sugar and vanilla extract (they are sweet potatoes after all) Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
I have been looking for a awesome sweet potato casserole recipe and I have now found it. I think it is the maple syrup that makes this crazy good! I did not make any changes to this recipe - it does not need any altering in my opinion! I fixed this for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about it and begged me to bring it again for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
I made this with my traditional Thanksgiving dinner last year. This week I needed some easy to prepare comfort food and went straight for this recipe. Thank you for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2008
Delicious! Substitutions were made however. Walnuts for pecans milk for cream and honey a splash of molasses for maple syrup. I imagine pecans and maple syrup would have made this to die for. Oh and I cut down the total sugar honey to 2/3 cup but it still came out nice and sweet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2012
Pretty good. not as good as I thought they'd be. I don't think I prefer my sweet potatoes mashed... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
Big Hit! Even those who don't normally eat sweet potatoes can't stop talking about them. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/31/2015
Was wayyyy too sweet and it wouldn't harden. It tasted like maple sweet potato syrup. It tastes even MORE sweet after it cools down. Tried it twice. Not doing it again. Read More
(1)
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