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Celebrate the Season - Thanksgiving Cooking Contest
Woodland Hills, California

Pecan-Coconut Crumble Yam Casserole

Bake mashed yams with pecan and tropical fruits to make this flavorful side dish.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

4
medium yams (about 2 lb)
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt, if desired
1
can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, well drained
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
2/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1
cup flaked coconut
3/4
cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2
cup pecan pieces
1/3
cup all-purpose flour

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  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, place yams and enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork. Drain. When yams are cool enough to handle, slip off skins.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla bean paste and salt until frothy. Add yams; mash until no lumps remain. Add pineapple, granulated sugar, coconut milk and 1/3 cup of the butter; mix well. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, pecans, flour and remaining 1/3 cup butter. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, place yams and enough water to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork. Drain. When yams are cool enough to handle, slip off skins.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs, vanilla bean paste and salt until frothy. Add yams; mash until no lumps remain. Add pineapple, granulated sugar, coconut milk and 1/3 cup of the butter; mix well. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix coconut, brown sugar, pecans, flour and remaining 1/3 cup butter. Sprinkle evenly over casserole.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Canned yams or sweet potatoes can be substituted for the fresh.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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