Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pecan Topped Sweet Potatoes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I'd share some of our family staples with you.  My sister-in-law received this recipe from a co-worker a few years ago and it instantly became a hit with my husband's family.  I made it for my family at one point and it became a hit there also.  Every year I'm asked to bring the sweet potatoes and the cranberries to my family's Thanksgiving gathering.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture but when I make it next week I'll definitely add pictures for your reference. 

Pecan Topped Sweet Potatoes
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (3 lbs)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs - lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 cups Rice Crispy cereal (crushed)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Peel and cook potatoes, drain and mash.  Add remaining ingredients.  Pour into greased 8 x 8 baking dish (the dish can be flexible, my sister-in-law uses a souffle dish while I use an oven proof serving bowl)

Combine toppings until crumbly, spread over top of potatoes.  Bake uncovered at 375 for 30 - 35 minutes or until slightly browned

Peel and Cook

Drain and Mash

Add Remaining Ingredients

Pour Into a Greased Baking Dish - Don't Forget to Leave Room for the Good Stuff!

Crush Rice Crispies - I Use a Glass in the Container I'm Mixing in

Add Remaining Ingredients

Spread Over Top of Sweet Potatoes and Bake


Combine toppings until crumbly, spread over top of potatoes.  Bake uncovered at 375 for 30 - 35 minutes or until slightly browned.

Note:  The potato mixture can be made ahead and frozen as long as the topping is frozen separately, do not add to the potatoes until they are thawed and any excess moisture is drained off the top.

I hope your family enjoys this dish as much as mine does!

I'll be linking this up over at Good Cheap Eats, Fabulicious Food

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  1. This sounds yummy!!! My BIL makes sweet potatoes with garlic... which I thought would be totally yucky when he told me.... but they are my favorite of all time now... lol

    If I forget to mention it, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. This really is a fantastic dish. I haven't had sweet potatoes w/garlic before but have you ever had sweet potato fries with cinnamon sugar? I had them once at a restaurant and they were fanstastic. I'm hoping over the next few weeks to try and find a recipe for them. Happy Thanksgiving to you also, hope you enjoy the time with your family.