This sweet potato casserole is topped with brown sugar and pecans. A family favorite!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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). Grease one 2 quart casserole dish and set aside.

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  • Blend together the sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, orange juice, vanilla, sugar, salt, 3 tablespoons butter, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour into prepared casserole dish.

  • Prepare the topping by mixing together the 1/3 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Sprinkle over casserole and bake for 45 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition Facts

576.8 calories; 5.4 g protein; 82.1 g carbohydrates; 45.4 mg cholesterol; 398.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
Very good! I have made this recipe twice. The first time I pretty much stuck to the recipe and my husband thought the dish was too sweet and cinnamon tasting although I thought it was fine. The second time I made it for our Christmas Eve dinner and used 50% more potatoes but kept the rest of the ingrediant amounts the same. It was also good that way - the topping adds plenty of sweetness to the dish. I noticed some reviewers thought the dish was too mushy but I found it to be the same consistency as other sweet potato dishes I have had before. I made this dish the night before (without the topping) and stored it in the refrigerator overnight. That way I just had to mix up the topping and put it in the oven on the day of our dinner. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
A little too orange flavored for me. I would not add O.J. if I were to do it again. Read More
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186 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 153
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
Very good! I have made this recipe twice. The first time I pretty much stuck to the recipe and my husband thought the dish was too sweet and cinnamon tasting although I thought it was fine. The second time I made it for our Christmas Eve dinner and used 50% more potatoes but kept the rest of the ingrediant amounts the same. It was also good that way - the topping adds plenty of sweetness to the dish. I noticed some reviewers thought the dish was too mushy but I found it to be the same consistency as other sweet potato dishes I have had before. I made this dish the night before (without the topping) and stored it in the refrigerator overnight. That way I just had to mix up the topping and put it in the oven on the day of our dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2003
I should have listened to my instincts when they told me NOT to melt the butter for the topping!! It turned into one pastey lump not struesel-like like I'm sure it was intented to be. Overall the taste was pretty yummy and I would make it again...but next time I would cut the butter into the topping mix COLD--or barely softened--like you would for a regular struesel-type mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
This is a great recipe largely because it can be varied a great deal with excellent results everytime. I have made this as directed (very rich and sweet much like a pie) used cream and oj but no condensed milk (very nice lighter orangey flavor) using rinsed canned yams and no sugar (works fine)... My only note of caution would be that on the topping do not add the flour to the butter add the sugar and nuts to the butter then the flour this avoids making a paste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2005
This recipe is phenomenal. I made it for my school's Thanksgiving feast and got so many requests for the recipe that I had to go make copies! I do believe it takes longer than 15 minutes to prep however. I know it takes a while to cook the sweet potatoes. I use fresh ones which take at least half an hour in the microwave or longer in the oven. But once the whole thing is done.... Mmmmm!!! The other thing to remember is to add the liquids slowly when blending so that the whole thing becomes creamy otherwise it'll be very thick. I tend to add a little more o.j. and/or evaporated milk if that happens. On the whole however this is a great recipe- one I'll be making this year!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2004
I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving (my first time cooking) and it was wonderful I usually don't really care for sweet potatoes I was mainly making it for my hubby but this was very yummy (especially the topping) I ended up making it again for Christmas the only difference is this time I used canned swt. potatoes just to cut down on cooking time and prepared the dish the night before. It turned out even better this time around. Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
Love this recipe. I added more butter to the brown sugar topping. I also added 1/3 cup golden rum to the sweet potato filling. Wonderful flavor--will be making this again. I like the fact that there are no eggs in it (lol...although I did add calories with booze!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2002
I used this recipe in a dorm kitchen and it turned out amazing even in such strenuous circumstances. The streusel-like topping is only enhanced by the addition of allspice; allspice also makes an excellent addition to the casserole itself. I found that steaming the cubed sweet potatoes in my rice cooker for about 30 minutes made for an ideal mashing consistency. They smashed right up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2005
Tastes just like the version with eggs in my opinion. I couldn't taste the orange juice at all but then I didn't really want a strong orange juice taste so that was fine by me. Unfortunately I always seem to overcook the sweet potatoes so watch out for that! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2004
This is scrumptious! Thanks so much Carolyn. Considering sweet potatoes are so varied in size does anyone know how many mashed cups of potatoes to use? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2011
A little too orange flavored for me. I would not add O.J. if I were to do it again. Read More
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