Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping
It was about time I made it and we loved every bite because this isn’t just any ole sweet potato casserole. The crunchy butter pecan crumble topping really sets it apart.
It’s an easy recipe to make and preassemble before baking it off especially if you’re cooking it for a holiday meal like Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve dinner.
When cooking a holiday meal it’s so helpful to have as many things in the ‘ready to pop into the oven’ stage as possible and this is one of those dishes. I’d prep it the night before, cover, and refrigerate if you’re planning on prepping in advance.
The sweet potatoes are so tender, creamy, and fluffy while the crumbly, streusel topping adds a buttery, brown sugary crunch thanks to the pecans.
I used Fisher Pecan Halves. Fisher Nuts are preservative free and non-GMO Project Verified, making them an excellent choice for cooking and holiday baking. The resealable bag helps keep the nuts fresh for longer. Look out for their new packaging on shelves this month!
The brown sugar caramelizes in the oven with the butter and the topping is irresistible.
I kind of want to put this topping on everything now.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Butter Pecan Crumble Topping
This is an easy recipe to make and preassemble before baking it off if you're cooking it for a holiday meal. The sweet potatoes are so tender, creamy, and fluffy while the crumbly, streusel topping adds a buttery, brown sugary crunch thanks to the pecans. The brown sugar caramelizes in the oven with the butter and the topping is irresistible.
Yield: one 2.5 to 3-quart baking dish (or 9x13 pan), serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: boil about 15 to 20 minutes, bake about 45 minutes
Total Time: about 1 hour 15 minutes
- 4 pounds raw sweet potatoes, diced into large chunks and boiled
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened cashewmilk)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 cup Fisher Pecan Halves
- Filling - To a large stockpot, add the sweet potato chunks, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook over high heat until sweet potatoes are fork tender. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl.
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 2.5 to 3-quart baking dish or a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
- To the large bowl with the sweet potatoes, add the eggs, butter, milk, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, salt, optional nutmeg, optional cinnamon, and beat with a handheld electric mixer on medium-high speed until combined and fluffy. Turn out into baking dish, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula; set aside.
- Topping - To a large microwave-safe bowl, add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
- Add the brown sugar, flour, salt, and toss with a fork or your fingers until moist crumbs form.
- Add the pecans and toss to incorporate.
- Evenly turn topping out over filling and bake for about 45 minutes (or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours if you're prepping it in advance), or until top is lightly golden browned, set on the edges, and mostly set in the center. Mine took 50 minutes because I started with it cold from the fridge because I prepped it the night before. Baking time will vary based on pan used (glass or ceramic baking dishes will bake for longer than metal pans), oven, climate, ingredient variances, etc. Start checking at 30 minutes. Serve immediately. Extra will keep airtight for up to 1 week in the fridge.
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