Sweet Potato, Orange & Pineapple Crunch Recipe
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Sweet Potato, Orange & Pineapple Crunch Recipe

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I combined my two absolute favorite sweet potato casseroles in the world to create my own version for the holiday table. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, TX
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 432 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl; mash potatoes. Stir in sugar, pineapple, eggs, sour cream, orange peel, juice, butter and vanilla; transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. For topping, in a large bowl, mix coconut, pecans, brown sugar and flour. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown. Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Sweet Potato, Orange & Pineapple Crunch in Taste of Home November 2015, p66

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 242222
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"The combinations in this casserole are wonderful. I thought the amount of topping was a little too much so I decreased the topping recipe the next time a made it."

linchris User ID: 3501539 237948
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"Our Thanksgiving Luncheon was today and everyone at the office wanted the recipe and I plan to make it again for our Holiday dinner. Great Recipe. Thanks for sharing."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 237649
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Delicious casserole! Everyone was ooohing, and aaahing over the pineapple which made this casserole really stand out! Great recipe!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 234136
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"I made this with four 15oz cans of sweet potatoes (that's what I had). I drained the light syrup off them and mashed per the recipe. I thought they were sweet enough (having been canned with syrup), so I left out the white sugar. The finished result was wonderful, but not everyone in my family was a fan of the pineapple in it. The topping was very crunchy and thick. The dish was good cold for breakfast the next morning too."

twinislands User ID: 2255383 234042
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2015

"This is in response to delowenstein who reviewed this recipe on Oct 1, 2015,,,,,, in my opinion that is NOT a review of this recipe as you changed almost every ingredient, esp the primary ones. I think this is very unfair to Lisa. We just received our issue of the magazine this afternoon. I gave it to my husband to look at & this is the first recipe he chose for us to have. The only thing I am going to do is cut it in half since will be serving to just the two of us this time. From my reading of the recipe & looking at the photo I am thinking that Lisa should have received the Grand Prize instead of Third Place. After we try this I will submit more info,,,,,,"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 233802
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015 Edited Jan. 5, 2016

"I have decided to revise this review. I'd rated this recipe as a 5* recipe and I'd also made a number of changes with the recipe ingredients. I just want to say that the way in that the recipe was originally prepared and presented is excellent. It's a great recipe selection for special holiday meals. Thank you for sharing, Lisa Varner."

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