Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecan Streusel

That topping is all about butter and sugar

That topping is all about butter and sugar

This is a classic way to make sweet potatoes sing. It’s an easy dish to prepare a day or two before and reheat while the turkey rests.

Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 2 1/12 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg

For Streusel

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp flour

Wash sweet potatoes and prick with a fork. Bake at 400 until tender, about an hour depending on the size. Grease a deep casserole dish and set aside. While the sweet potatoes are baking mix the streusel ingredients together in a small bowl until incorporated. Set aside. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Remove skin and put flesh into a large bowl. Mash with spices, sugar, molasses and butter until ingredients are well blended. Add egg and cream and stir to combine. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Drop topping on top in an even layer. Bake at 350 until topping is cooked through and potatoes are hot, about 30 minutes.

Want some more ideas for sweet potatoes? Check these dishes out:

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Pecans

Sweet Potato and Fennel Bisque

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecan Streusel

  1. Since November 2011 Rufus’ Food and Spirits has made it to our Thanksgiving table. I think this is what I’m bringing to my brother’s for Thanksgiving. [I’m singing T-h-a-n-k-s-giving with a lilt on the end.]

  2. Cecile says:

    OH YEAH BABY !!!!! Buttery, creamy, nutty, sugary goodness !!

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