Sweet Potato Casserole with Coconut

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This is a nice sweet potato casserole with pecans. You can also add coconut if you like. This was given to me by a co-worker who serves this every Thanksgiving.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup flaked coconut (Optional)

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Poke holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork, arrange the sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet. Grease an 11x7 inch glass baking dish.

  2. Bake sweet potatoes for 1 hour. Let cool, then mash in a large bowl. There should be approximately 3 2/3 cups of mashed sweet potato.

  3. Combine softened butter with brown sugar, nuts, coconut and flour; stir with a fork. Set aside.

  4. Combine sugar, eggs, milk, orange peel, butter, vanilla, salt with the mashed sweet potatoes. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the brown sugar-nut mixture over the top of the mixture.

  5. Bake for 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
23g Fat
57g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 331mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.