Sweet potato side dish - so good it is almost dessert. Even if you don't like sweet potatoes, you will like this. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
9
Yield:
8 -10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 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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  • Combine the mashed sweet potatoes with the white sugar, soft butter or margarine, beaten eggs, vanilla and milk. Spoon into a 2 quart oven proof baking dish.

  • Combine the coconut, flour, brown sugar, chopped nuts and melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of the sweet potatoes.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 66.4g 21% DV; fat 26.5g 41% DV; cholesterol 85.5mg 29% DV; sodium 176.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2004
I changed this recipe quite a bit. I used only 1 egg (don't know what 2 1/3 eggs means) 1/4 cup of sugar made it sweet enough 1/4 cup heavy cream and used firm butter for the topping. Used only 1/2 cup coconut. Thanks for this recipe though! It's very good with a few changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2009
I followed this recipe and it was EXTREMELY sweet! And topping was way too much. My kid ate it all right but my personal opinion it is just too sweet. Read More
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94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2004
I changed this recipe quite a bit. I used only 1 egg (don't know what 2 1/3 eggs means) 1/4 cup of sugar made it sweet enough 1/4 cup heavy cream and used firm butter for the topping. Used only 1/2 cup coconut. Thanks for this recipe though! It's very good with a few changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2004
So good! My niece who won't eat anything orange loved it. She is 25! It is just as good leftover. Very easy - 1 lg can of sweet potatoes comes out to 3 cups mashed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
We were served this recipe at Thanksgiving 2002... It was a welcome change from the traditional "yams & marshmallows" dish. Very rich and filling...highly recommended! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2004
Good but really sweet. I made it with 3 large potatoes (a bit more than 3 cups) and used 2/3 cups white sugar and about 1/4 cup maple syrup (I love it in just about everything!) Next time I would make less topping about 3/4's because that made it too sweet. But I love the consistancy with the eggs and the topping is yummy with coconut and pecans! Thanks! It's a great recipe to work with:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2008
I made this for Thanksgiving yesterday and it was a huge hit. As everyone else said in their reviews even people who don't like sweet potatoes liked this! I did cut down on the amount of sugar in both the potatoes and the topping because all I had were canned sweet potatoes and they were packed in a light syrup. I was afraid it was going to be too sweet. I used 1/2 c white sugar in the potatoes and 1/2 c brown sugar in the topping. It turned out perfect! This will be a staple at every Thanksgiving now - SO much better than the boring old marshmallow topped sweet potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2011
Seriously my mother has made a similar recipe for Thanksgiving Christmas and New Year s for the last 30 years certainly a family favorite. Very very similar except for the top layer. Every time my mother would make it it'd be slightly different. Raisins are a standard filling however sometimes she ll substitute pineapple sliced walnuts chocolate chips or marshmallows. Had to come here for the recipe to surprise my family. After tasting we all agreed it was really close however there should be brown sugar instead of white sugar as well as more cinnamon and butter. If you want to create an absolutely unforgettable dish add a graham cracker crust! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
This was by far the hit of my Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone who came said it was not just the best sweet potatoes they've ever had but the best side dish as well. Wonderful!! I would recommend this recipe to anyone and will definitely make them again. (I will be out of town for Christmas and my husband has requested I make this dish before I leave so that he can enjoy it on Christmas.):) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
fantastic! I did alter a bit. 2 eggs cause I do not know how to do 21/3 eggs and I omitted coconut/nuts from topping as my family does not care for these. I added a bit of cinnamon to sweet pot mix and also added large marshmallow toppers bout 15 min toward end of cooking time Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2008
This was very cood. The only thing I've changed it using coconut extract in place of the coconut flakes. This is more for personal texture preference than taste. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/29/2009
I followed this recipe and it was EXTREMELY sweet! And topping was way too much. My kid ate it all right but my personal opinion it is just too sweet. Read More
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