Pecan Sweet Potato Bake with Cinnamon Recipe

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This sweet and savory casserole is part of our traditional Christmas dinner. It goes great with any meaty entree. —Lynn McAllister, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 436 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or just until tender. Drain. Cool slightly; peel and cube.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes. Stir in the sugar, milk, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, flour, salt and vanilla. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  3. Combine the nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Bake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p18

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