Granny's recipe handed down from generation to generation. It's the best sweet potato casserole I have ever had.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Casserole:
Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 12x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Beat yams, eggs, 1 cup water, evaporated milk, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup butter, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer until smooth; spread into prepared baking dish.

  • Mix flour, 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 4 teaspoons water, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Stir pecans and coconut into the flour mixture and sprinkle over the yam mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the topping is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Cool at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

514 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 55.7g; fat 31.9g; cholesterol 74.7mg; sodium 345.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I made this dish for Christmas Day and my husband who controls his sugar intake to the nth degree could not stop eating it he liked it sooooo much! I did take some liberties with the recipe but think I retained the essence of the dish. I used a 29 ounce can of yams in heavy syrup drained then followed the directions as shown using the same ingredients (except the optional coconut) but cutting the amounts in half then in half again (i.e. everything but the yams was cut by 3/4). It was plenty sweet and the perfect amount for just the two of us with a bit left over. I baked it (in an approximately 9x7 inch Pyrex pan) alongside a pork roast at 325 degrees (instead of 350 degrees) and in 35 minutes it was done! Will add this to my "Tried and True" file and save it for future holidays and special occasions. Yum! Thanks for sharing Renne! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2017
I'm so mad! I think this was uploaded as a joke. What recipe has 1 cup of everything? I made this and had to double the yams and it was still soupy. Then there was too much topping which was basically chocolate chip cookie dough. It created a small fire in my brand new oven which in turn tripped my oven so it turned off! Now I have all the doors and windows open because my 2 month old house is filled with smoke! I should have known to never make something with no reviews! Read More
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3 Ratings
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2017
I'm so mad! I think this was uploaded as a joke. What recipe has 1 cup of everything? I made this and had to double the yams and it was still soupy. Then there was too much topping which was basically chocolate chip cookie dough. It created a small fire in my brand new oven which in turn tripped my oven so it turned off! Now I have all the doors and windows open because my 2 month old house is filled with smoke! I should have known to never make something with no reviews! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2017
great and tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
I made this dish for Christmas Day and my husband who controls his sugar intake to the nth degree could not stop eating it he liked it sooooo much! I did take some liberties with the recipe but think I retained the essence of the dish. I used a 29 ounce can of yams in heavy syrup drained then followed the directions as shown using the same ingredients (except the optional coconut) but cutting the amounts in half then in half again (i.e. everything but the yams was cut by 3/4). It was plenty sweet and the perfect amount for just the two of us with a bit left over. I baked it (in an approximately 9x7 inch Pyrex pan) alongside a pork roast at 325 degrees (instead of 350 degrees) and in 35 minutes it was done! Will add this to my "Tried and True" file and save it for future holidays and special occasions. Yum! Thanks for sharing Renne! Read More
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