Sweet Potato Praline Swirl Recipe
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Sweet Potato Praline Swirl Recipe

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Tired of the same old marshmallows on your sweet potatoes? Set this rich, tasty side dish beside the turkey this year and introduce your family to a new favorite. —Amanda Dalvine, Orange Park, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 340 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl; mash until smooth.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°. Beat cream, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger with sweet potatoes; fold in pecans.
  4. Transfer to a greased 8-in.-square baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients; spoon over potato mixture. Cut through with a knife to swirl the sauce.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Praline Swirl in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012


Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"It was flavorful; however, the casserole with the crunchy topping is better."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"It was ok, but I was looking for something special and this just didn't seem to be it. It was good, but not anything special to us."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"I doubled the recipe except for the praline topping, it was perfect! Didn't need anymore than that. The family loved it and said it tasted like a dessert"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Everyone in my family loved this recipe - it was delicious!!!!"

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