A delicious alternative to candied sweet potatoes. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together sweet potatoes, white sugar, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

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  • Mix together 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine, pecans, brown sugar, and flour. Spoon on top of sweet potato mixture.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

679.3 calories; 7 g protein; 87.5 g carbohydrates; 114.7 mg cholesterol; 228.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
I made this for the first time for Thanksgiving last week and it was awesome. I used 5 large sweet potatoes peeled and boiled so the casserole would not be dessert-sweet (and so I'd have more leftovers!). It was the perfect flavor. The pecan topping provides a great crunch. I'll be making this every year!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2009
This was good but so sweet we decided it could be a breakfast casserole for people who eat donuts for breakfast. Not a vegetable dish for my family. Read More
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238 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 189
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
I made this for the first time for Thanksgiving last week and it was awesome. I used 5 large sweet potatoes peeled and boiled so the casserole would not be dessert-sweet (and so I'd have more leftovers!). It was the perfect flavor. The pecan topping provides a great crunch. I'll be making this every year!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
A wonderful receipe. I made this for Thanksgiving and my mother-in-law made her version. My recipe won hands down (not that I am counting:) I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of the evaporated milk. The only thing I would change would to put it in a larger dish so I could double the recipe for the topping because people really liked that part of it. The family thought it was the best recipe for sweet potatoes ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
i have been making this type of sweet potatoes for a long time; love it love it. i however use a lot less sugar maybe 1/3 cup st most sometimes don't use the milk and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg on top before putting on the topping. yummy yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This is soooo good! My family said it is sinfully good. I think next year I will cut down on the sugar a bit maybe by a 1/4 cup and will add some cinnamon and nutmeg but it is absolutely wonderful as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This recipe was awsome. I only used half of the amount of white and brown sugar and it came out perfect. A must serve dish for holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
This was a great recipe. I did modify it just a bit and added a little bit (3 tablespoons) of Grand Marnier to the recipe which gave it a nice rich flavor and I also mixed some coconut in with the topping. I brought it to a work potluck and everyone is asking me for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2004
I made this dish for last year's Thanksgiving dinner and all I can say is that my 35 guest loved it and are begging for it again this year! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This is the best sweet potato casserole recipe here! I have used this recipe for the last 3 years and every year I have to keep making more and more. I have yet to find anyone who didn't like it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2004
I prepared this for Thanksgiving and it was very yummy. I think I would add a bit more evaporated milk maybe 1/4-1/2 cup more--it was not as moist as I would have preferred. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2009
This was good but so sweet we decided it could be a breakfast casserole for people who eat donuts for breakfast. Not a vegetable dish for my family. Read More
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