This is a very good recipe and please use real sweeet potatoes. I don't get the can thing because if you bake the sweet potatoes the potato comes out easy. Canned potatoes give a different texture that reminds me of rubber. I added vanilla extract as I do to all my desserts when not one of the ingredients. I haven't tried the Boston Market, but a good casserole. Oh and I added more cinnamon.
I love this recipe!! It is so great and everyone loves it! I double the topping recipe though and add some pecans to it. I also use canned yams and it comes out perfectly!
I make this recipe every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a big hit. It is the best! I use the canned yams and mash them up. Thank you for posting this recipe :)