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Pecan-Coconut Crumble Yam Casserole

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Pecan-Coconut Crumble Yam Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
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Bake mashed yams with pecan and tropical fruits to make this flavorful side dish.
Updated Dec 7, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Canned yams or sweet potatoes can be substituted for the fresh.

Nutrition Information

330 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 41g Total Carbohydrate, 30g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
30g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%
170%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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