This is heavenly! We have it for all the major winter holidays. Goes wonderfully with Ham or Turkey. Preparation time does not include cooking the sweet potatoes first.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash potatoes in a large mixing bowl. While still warm, fold in sugar, milk, beaten eggs, vanilla and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir with wooden spoon until well combined. Put mixture in a 2-quart casserole dish.
- In a small bowl, combine light brown sugar, flour, 1/3 cup melted butter and chopped pecans. Spoon this topping evenly over sweet potato mixture.
- Bake about 40 minutes or until topping is crisp, pecans have toasted and sweet potato mixture is bubbling.