Recipe by FLUFFSTER
This is a yummy recipe! It's really very simple, but so good. You can leave the rum out if you choose. It's great as a take-a-long to pot-lucks, holiday dinners, and just when you might want a change from regular potatoes. I got this on the web.
Top Review by Debber
2012 update - wow! Excellent. Used four LARGE sw potates and they made about 6 C of mashed (I froze the extra). AND subbed in Brandy for the Rum--hope the culinary police don't come after me for changing things up! --- My friend Valerie made this for our joint Thanksgiving feast this year (2011)---what a wonderful concoction! I'd say this is more of a dessert dish than a side-dish though--the struesel topping is over-the-top delicious. Definitely a keeper. She found this exact same recipe on AllRecipes.com.
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄3 cup dark rum
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup self-rising flour
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F 175°C.
- Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the sweet potatoes and sugar. Stir in the eggs. Mix in the milk, vanilla extract, and a half cup of melted butter. Gradually stir in the rum until well blended.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, pecans, flour and the remaining melted butter (1/3 cup). Sprinkle this mixture over the mashed sweet potato mixture.
- Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes before serving.