This recipe comes from my great great aunt Truly Jackson Williams from Tallula, Louisiana who was Papa Hollis' sister.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a casserole dish with butter or oil.

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  • Place the sweet potato chunks into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Add the brown sugar, butter, condensed milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to the mashed potato; beat with a wire whisk until fluffy. Crack the eggs into the bowl and continue whisking until the mixture is light in color; pour into the prepared dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 90 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; 16.9 g total fat; 75 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. 30.5 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I am an old Kentucky gal who hs been making sweet potatoes like this for over 50 years and so has my family. It tis delicious and easy to do. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without it. A large sweet potatoe weighs about apound or little over. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I am an old Kentucky gal who hs been making sweet potatoes like this for over 50 years and so has my family. It tis delicious and easy to do. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without it. A large sweet potatoe weighs about apound or little over. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
I am an old Kentucky gal who hs been making sweet potatoes like this for over 50 years and so has my family. It tis delicious and easy to do. Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without it. A large sweet potatoe weighs about apound or little over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2011
As written this recipe is absolutely delicious. Just be aware that it isn't the prettiest dish. It is more pudding like than bread like (which is what I originally expected) and the caramelized sugar made me think the dish was very burnt. Still anyone who has tried it has raved. I make it as written for Thanksgiving but I have tried cutting back the butter and sugar when I make it at other times. This is what I have learned: Half the butter gets you closer to the bread consistency tastes pretty good and doesn't ooze butter. On the downside you can of course taste the missing butter. Half the brown sugar with all the butter tastes like butter. I do not recommend it. Half the butter and half the brown sugar gets you the more bread like consistency and doesn't ooze butter but is definitely much more bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
I made this the first time 3 yrs ago for Thanksgiving and now it is requested every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!!! Just as a warning using canned yams works but it doesn;t taste the same or have the same texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
This was very delicious!! I couldn't get enough of it! I will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2014
I used 5 medium sized sweet potatoes and kept everything else the same. It just sounded too sweet with a cup of brown sugar for 1 potato and to serve 12 people? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2012
I made this dish today for my kids school's fundraiser. It was a great success! I had the first dish to be sold out. I made just a few minor adjustments. I had to make enough for 30 people. I added a 1 cup and 1/2 of karo syrup and allspice besides tripling the amount of sweet potatoes and everything else. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2017
I loved it! I used half butter half margarine. My diabetic husband declared it "too sweet". But I spread leftovers on my warm biscuits. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2014
Excellent - Used Truvia Brown Sugar Blend and Egg Beatersbut otherwise followed the recipe - Will adjust the butter and Condensed milk in an effort to make it more Diabetes Friendly - but it was great - Only complaint - there were NO LEFTOVERS:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2015
Made this dish for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. It was very delicious! Read More