Sweet Soul 'Taters

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 5 min

Yield:
10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Sweet Potatoes:
  • 4 to 5 medium sweet potatoes, washed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • Butter, for greasing dish
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: a pastry cutter

  • For the sweet potatoes: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Bake the sweet potatoes until fork-tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the potatoes and raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half and let them cool slightly. Scoop out the innards, place into a large bowl and give them a good mash, leaving some texture to the potatoes--no need to mash completely. Add the granulated sugar, milk, salt, vanilla extract and eggs. Stir and mash the mixture around--you don't want them to be perfectly smooth.

  • Butter a 2-quart baking dish, pour in the potatoes and smooth out the top.

  • For the topping: Combine the brown sugar and flour in a bowl. Throw in the butter and with a pastry cutter, cut together until thoroughly combined. Add the pecans and combine until the topping is nice and crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb mixture all over the top of the potatoes.

  • Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.


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