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Sweet Potatoes

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If you think you don’t like sweet potatoes, please—in the name of all that is good, holy, and fattening—give this a try. You’ll thank yourself!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • ½ cups Flour
  • ¾ sticks Butter

Preparation

Wash 4 medium sweet potatoes and bake them in a 375-degree oven until fork tender, about 30-35 minutes. When they are finished cooking slice them open and scrape out the flesh into a large bowl.

Add 1 cup of (regular grandulated) sugar, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of salt. With a potato masher, mash them up just enough—you don’t want to be perfectly smooth.

Now, in a separate bowl, add 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup pecans, chopped (that means measure a cup of pecans, then chop them), ½ cup flour, and ¾ stick of butter. With a pastry cutter or fork, mash together until thoroughly combined.

Spread the sweet potato mixture into a regular baking dish and sprinkle the crumb mixture all over the top.

Bake in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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elisewinter on 12.22.2010

made these for thanksgiving and going to make them for christmas eve – yummy!

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mreld on 9.22.2010

I made this last night for dinner and wow! I *loved* them! I didn’t have any pecans, so I left them out (obviously) but it still turned out *great* I think I might have to make this for Thanksgiving instead of my normal marshmallow one. Or both! Yes!

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karey on 11.25.2009

Love these sweet potatoes! I’ve come back to this recipe (on seriouseats) three years in a row now, and I’m so glad to have found it in printable form here!

Thanks for sharing!

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Melanie on 12.26.2011

I made this for our Christmas meal and everyone raved about it. So delicious! This will become a staple recipe for holiday meals to come!

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Angie on 2.10.2011

This was a hit with my family at Thanksgiving and my in-laws at Christmas! I was told to bring it every year.

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Twyla on 1.6.2011

I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I did cheat a little and put Marshmallow Fluff on the top of half of it for my inlaws. In their family it’s a crime to not have sweet potatoes and marshmallow. It was gorgeous!

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jessacooks on 1.4.2011

Delicious! I made them on Christmas and everyone loved them!

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cydneyf on 12.23.2010

Perfection!

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