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I was never a big fan of sweet potatoes, but this recipe fixed that - it's phenomenal! I used all pecans instead of mixing the nuts and I used a little more butter in the topping than the recipe, but it was awesome. I made 2 batches, 1 for my Thanksgiving 2010 and one for a family friend who doesn't cook much to take to his - and both were huge hits! It's easy and tastes WONDERFUL! I posted a pic of the finished casserole.
Excellent recipe! I cut the yams (4 -5 big potatoes) into cubes and boiled it first. Then I added all the ingredients. Instead of milk, I used condensed sweet milk and 1/4 cup of sugar, and pecans only for topping.
I made this for Thanksgiving yesterday based on the high rating without doing a trial run first. It was a great choice! I made it almost exactly following the directions (I had 4 cups of mashed yams instead of 3 cups of sweet potatoes). It still came out perfectly and my step-father wouldn't let my mom leave without the recipe. I wouldn't change a thing. A couple people thought it was too sweet - I didn't find that at all, but I did use more potatoes than the recipe called for, so I suppose that could be the difference. I also had to cook it quite a bit longer than the recipe called for. I think the next time I make it I will cook it covered for about 1/2 the time and see if it cooks a bit faster that way. Thanks for the great recipe!
AMAZING sweet potato casserole! I made it with the marshmallows and everyone was so delightfully surprised to see the pecans beneath! It was truly tasty treat that you could only indulge in once a year!
EVERYONE is asking me for a copy of this recipe! The crunchy nut crust and the "not-too-sweet" taste makes them declare it the best they have ever had. One person who asked for the recipe said that when her mother-in-law asked her to bring anything she liked, she thought of this casserole and started drooling. Pavlov's bell had nothing this wonderful dish. Thank you Kim and Malriah!
Very Good! Was a hit with even the sweet potato haters!
I made this for extended family last Thanksgiving - at Christmas they invited it back (my presence was optional). I made it without the marshmallows. Even those who don't care for sweet potato loved it.
I made this dish but added a little dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. It was a hit at my in-laws Thanksgiving dinner!! Thank you so much. This is one recipe I will definitely make year after year. Deliciously, delicious!
Awesome!! I just made this recipe yesterday, tripled it and added 3 tsps. cinnamon, also I used light brown sugar in the casserole instead of regular sugar. It was the most popular dish of everything served (and we had a feast) at our family dinner. Most of the family don't like sweet potatoes but loved this. I WILL make this again for sure.
I've been trying a variety of sweet potato casseroles and this is our absolute favorite! The only changes I made was I used all walnuts since I was out of pecans and I didn't use the optional marshmallows. I used half-and-half in place of the cream and a large can of sweet potatoes. I love how the resulting casserole was not overly sweet and yet extremely flavorful. It baked up beautifully. It had a lovely texture and wasn't runny at all. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe!