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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives this classic a fresh twist. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in melted butter. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

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Klkeegan User ID: 8565168 256887
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"Is the coconut sweetened coconut or unsweetened?"

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Orbs User ID: 7287623 250274
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I used almond slices instead of pecans; and left out the sugar. Delicious recipe with the coconut flavor. Thanks, Raquel, for sharing this recipe."

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rae777 User ID: 5742906 215845
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Delicious! We loved them so much at Thanksgiving, that I am making them for Christmas!"

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rohanss User ID: 5931493 108883
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"Absolutely delicious! It's our new favorite. Tastes almost like dessert :)"

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lutherallie User ID: 2823623 157339
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"My husband loves this recipe. He is the king of junk food, but loved the flavor in this dish, and I loved that it had way less fat and calories than traditional sweet potato casseroles. Will definitely be making this part of our recipe rotations!"

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 155425
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"my family loves sweet potatoes, so I have tried many recipes over the years. This one is by far The Best!

I definately will make this recipe again-it is a keeper-not just for the holidays, but for everyday use"

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Kelly F User ID: 5835864 169423
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I do not care for sweet potatoes but had to have two helpings of these. I looked forward to them as leftover too!"

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Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 98682
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"My husband loved these sweet potatoes! They're sweet, without being overly so, and the coconut and pecans complement the potatoes well."

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williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 133894
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"These were REMARKABLE!!! My guests slurped this dish down faster than the several others I made. The tastes are very delicious, sweet, and savory! Over 8 different people asked me for this recipe. This dish is in my permanent file!"

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mary klug User ID: 4997965 81713
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Liked the flavors alot. Did not like the coconut so I will omit it the next time I make this. Otherwise a good recipe."

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Corely User ID: 3313396 157336
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"This recipe is very delicious and easy. Members of the family that will not eat sweet potatoes raved about these!!!"

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wargofive User ID: 114241 108881
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"sorry the board is a bit crazy today, I tried to fix the recipe didin't work so here it is again

Sinfully Rich Sweet Potatoes casserole

List of Ingredients

3 cups mashed sweet potatoes or 2 large cans yams
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter melted
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1 cup coconut
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans chopped
1/3 cup butter, melted

Recipe


Mix together the first 5 ingredients in the mixer and place into a greased casserole. Set aside

Mix in the mixer the last 4 ingredients to make the topping mixture.

Put a layer of potatoes in the corning ware, a layer of topping, repeat, finish with the topping

Bake at 375 degrees till topping is browned.
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wargofive User ID: 114241 155424
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

this is my recipe for the sweet potatoes, don't use the crockpot cause it is so easy to make using canned potatoes. Sinfully Rich Sweet Potatoes casserole List of Ingredients 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes or 2 large cans yams 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs beaten 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter melted ******************************************************** 1 cup coconut 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup pecans chopped 1/3 cup butter, melted Recipe Mix together the first 5 ingredients in the mixer and place into a greased casserole. Set aside Mix in the mixer the last 4 ingredients to make the topping mixture. Put a layer of potatoes in the corning ware, a layer of topping, repeat, finish with the topping Bake at 375 degrees till topping is browned.
LetItSnow-linda.gif picture by wargofive"

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Lucas1 User ID: 1338024 108880
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"I didn't see any recipe all I saw is someone wanting to sell me a magazine which I am not interested.  I bought these books for years until they started putting in all kinds of ads. I wanted the recipe for the coconut pecan sweet potatoes"

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davinsmama User ID: 4587829 172493
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"Awesome and super easy!!!"

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kayd809 User ID: 2992739 78225
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I love this recipe! I've made these sweet potatoes a few times now and can't get enough of them! Highly recommended as they are super easy; just throw everything in the crock pot!"

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mom2eileigh User ID: 3598486 81712
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Delicious flavors!!"

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MS54 User ID: 750194 172492
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts."

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Betsy Evans User ID: 1331693 209290
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2009

"When do you put in the vanilla and coconut extract?"

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