Streusel Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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"When I was visiting my husband's family in North Carolina, I sampled this wonderful Southern specialty," recounts Marilyn Hallman of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. A sugary pecan topping sweetened the comforting creation spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 740 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 156mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 107g carbohydrate (70g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a large bow, combine the first eight ingredients. Spoon into a greased 3-cup baking dish. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Streusel Sweet Potatoes in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p53

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nightskystar User ID: 1034705 246052
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"WONDERFUL!!! I try every one of these i can find..and this one is one of the best!!"

IAMom8 User ID: 8171910 238137
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I first tried this recipe when in appeared in Quick Cooking and it has been in our family Thanksgiving dinner each year since. I just multiply the ingredients to make 6 servings. No need to alter any ingredients with this. Absolutely wonderful!"

Sosumealso User ID: 3290331 148387
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2009

"I didn't have any sweet potatoes on hand and was impatient to try this so I used my frozen banana squash instead. It was great, can't wait to try it with sweet potatoes or yams."

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