Pecan Sweet Potato Bake Recipe
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Pecan Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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The recipe for this luscious souffle was handed down through my husband’s family, and it’s become a tradition for me to serve it during the holidays. Everyone loves it! —Nanci Keatley, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 419 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; beat until light and fluffy. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  2. For topping, combine the brown sugar and flour in a small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Fold in pecans. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Sweet Potato Bake in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p41

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"I have made this and it is absolutely delicious, easy and everyone likes the pecans on top."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"Great recipe, and so easy! I wanted a change from candied yams this Thanksgiving, and this was a hit! I'll definitely be making this again!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"This has been our family's favorite recipe for years. My 10 year old just reminded me not to forget it for Thanksgiving!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"This is a great recipe for fall, including at the Thanksgiving table. The topping makes it special. It is so tasty!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"This is by far the best sweet potato casserole I have ever had/made. Even people that hate sweet potato casserole enjoyed this! I doubled it and it was a good thing because people had several servings. The topping is amazing! This is officially my go-to recipe."

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