Very good as a side dish or as a dessert. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Helen
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 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).

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  • Mix the mashed sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, 1/2 cup of the butter or margarine, vanilla and flaked coconut. Place in heat proof 2 quart sized casserole dish.

  • With a fork mix the brown sugar, flour, pecans and the remaining 1/3 cup of butter or margarine. Sprinkle over the top of the potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

489.8 calories; 4.3 g protein; 62.6 g carbohydrates; 77.9 mg cholesterol; 171.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (58)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Great dessert. I used 2 baked sweet potatoes that were left over and added honey instead of sugar and left out the butter. I only put butter in with the topping which was delicious even though I didn't have any coconut to add. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2002
Tasty but the coconut remained too crunchy for some of my more finicky guests. Read More
(9)
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Great dessert. I used 2 baked sweet potatoes that were left over and added honey instead of sugar and left out the butter. I only put butter in with the topping which was delicious even though I didn't have any coconut to add. Will definitely make again! Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Great dessert. I used 2 baked sweet potatoes that were left over and added honey instead of sugar and left out the butter. I only put butter in with the topping which was delicious even though I didn't have any coconut to add. Will definitely make again! Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
My mom made this for the holidays and it was the best. I made it for christmas and it is very easy and everyone wanted the recipe. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
I have never really cared for sweet potatos until I fixed this recipe one Thanksgiving. I have fixed it every year since and everyone comments on how yummy it is compared to more traditional recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
My sister-in-law's mother always makes this for Thanksgiving and I absolutely love it! I made it myself for the first time this year and it was so simple and tasted delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
Yumm Yumm My guests had broken into this before dinner was actually served. A Big Hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
The best. I made it exactly the way the recipe was written it is delicious. My 30 yr old son took a bite and didn't say anything I asked if he liked it he said he was trying to throw everyone off the track! More for him Thank you so much for the recipe I will make this one many times in the future! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2005
I happened to have a sweet potato that I needed to use but no almonds or coconuts. So it went without. The fluff was soft sweet tasting without any unusual flavors or textures. Definitely good nearing impressive but not really worth the calories. All that butter and sugar! Hense the 4. Don't tell your guests what's in it and I'd give it a 5. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
6 Stars....very yummy. Better than marshmellows. There is a lot of sugar....I might use less next time. I steamed my sweet potatos before I mashed them... I will make this again and again! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2006
My daughter made this for Thanksgiving. I couldn't wait to get the recipe. Our family thought it was really good. The best Sweet Potato Casserole we have had. I will be making it this Friday and have added the recipe to my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2002
Tasty but the coconut remained too crunchy for some of my more finicky guests. Read More
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