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Brown Sugar-Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

This pecan-topped sweet potato casserole inspired by Southern sweet potato pie makes a great side dish for holiday get-togethers -- just don’t plan on any leftovers! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup pecans, roughly chopped
2
cans (29 oz each) and 1 can (15 oz) sweet potatoes or yams, drained
1
cup butter, melted
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup buttermilk (whole milk would work fine if in a pinch)
3
eggs, beaten

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Toast 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped, on foil-lined cookie sheet about 10 minutes or until you can smell them toasting. Set aside.
  • 2
    Drain 2 cans (29 oz each) and 1 can (15 oz) sweet potatoes or yams. Mash in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. Mix, and add 1 cup buttermilk, stirring with spatula until well combined. Add 3 eggs, beaten; mix well.
  • 3
    Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar and toasted pecans. Sprinkle with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  • 5
    Remove foil after 40-minute bake time; top with brown sugar-pecan topping. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and set. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to three days.
  • Casserole can be cooled and frozen, tightly covered, for a month. Add 5 to 10 minutes to bake time if baking from freezer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1210
Calories from Fat
520
% Daily Value
Total Fat
58g
89%
Saturated Fat
26g
132%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
215mg
71%
Sodium
1560mg
65%
Potassium
1610mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
159g
53%
Dietary Fiber
9g
39%
Sugars
89g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
690%
690%
Vitamin C
90%
90%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 8 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 11 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
10 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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