You can't have a holiday dinner without a sweet potato souffle! And this is a wonderful version. I got this from my mother-in-law, who got the recipe from a neighbor.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch 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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Cover sweet potatoes with water in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

  • Mash potatoes with white sugar, milk, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Spread mixture in prepared baking dish.

  • Mix brown sugar, pecans, and flour in another bowl. Pour margarine over pecan mixture; toss until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over potato mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until pecan topping is hard, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

If you have left-over topping, it can be kept in the refrigerator for about a month in a sealed container. For a quick sweet potato fix - just boil yourself a sweet potato, add a little butter, brown sugar and nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 64.2g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 47.7mg; sodium 303.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
Great recipe. Have made it for Thanksgiving for years. Grandkids still like it topped with marshmallows so do it with half pecan topping and half topped with marshmallows. Everyone is happy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/28/2013
I reduced the recipe down to use one potato and I used one whole egg since quartering the recipe meant that it called for 3/4 of an egg. I wrapped my sweet potato in foil and baked it since that tends to make it sweeter than boiling. There is WAY too much sugar in this recipe. Wow! I don't think the sugar in the potatoes is necessary. If I make this again it will be with at least that change. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2012
Great recipe. Have made it for Thanksgiving for years. Grandkids still like it topped with marshmallows so do it with half pecan topping and half topped with marshmallows. Everyone is happy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/28/2013
I reduced the recipe down to use one potato and I used one whole egg since quartering the recipe meant that it called for 3/4 of an egg. I wrapped my sweet potato in foil and baked it since that tends to make it sweeter than boiling. There is WAY too much sugar in this recipe. Wow! I don't think the sugar in the potatoes is necessary. If I make this again it will be with at least that change. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015
I made this as the recipe called for. It is the best recipe Ive ever used. I would definitely recommend using the fresh sweet potatoes. As it makes such a huge difference Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2019
Didn t add as much sugar as it called for. I would also have made it in a smaller pan the sweet potato mixture was a very thin layer in this size pan. The topping was good but the layer of topping was as thick as the thin layer of potatoes. I will make this again but I will adjust the amount of ingredients used. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
Everybody that tried it raved over it and asked for the recipe. The pecan topping created a thick crunchy topping that even reheated well as leftovers. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Made this for my family for thanksgiving. I don't eat sweet potatos so I can't say how it was but my family all raved about it. Even my 7 year old nephew who usually won't eat it wanted to take dish home with him. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2019
i didn't add in the pecans. next time i would use about half the sugar Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
It was dessert!! even my husband who does not like sweet potatoes liked it! That's big! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2020
I made this recipe for my family. I had 23 family members for Dinner on New year's Day 2020 and everyone absolutely LOVED it! They kept going back for more. This is now a new staple for my New Year's day dinner for years to come. Read More
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