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Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Cinnamon Crunch

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.


12 servings

This recipe features tender chunks of sweet potatoes coated with a brown sugar mix and a golden-brown streusel topping. Folks won't be able to get enough of this mouthwatering side dish. —Mary Meek, Toledo, Ohio
Sweet Potatoes with Pecan-Cinnamon Crunch Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add sweet potatoes and cranberries; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Dot with butter.
  2. Cover and bake at 400° for 30 minutes; stir. In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans.
  3. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and sweet potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • bschuck
    Mar 27, 2017

    I thought this was a very nice dish. My only complaint is I've got the casserole dish soaking in the sink!

  • mmskulski
    Nov 29, 2015

    These were so awfully sweet, I could not even eat them! Sweet potatoes are sweet by themselves but adding 3/4 brown sugar plus orange juice makes them way to sweet. I might try them again and leave off the topping because it was just not that good. But the potato with the orange juice and vanilla and seasonings with the brown sugar cut in half might be good just like that.

  • kellyannm
    Nov 30, 2014

    Made this for Thanksgiving dinner and they were a big hit with everyone, even those who don't normally like sweet potatoes.

  • bernerlover
    Jan 30, 2014

    these are excellent. I've made them numerous times. hubby loves them too. In fact, I'm making them again today. I don't change a thing. the cranberries add a nice touch.