To prepare potatoes, place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Cool 5 minutes.
Place potatoes in a large bowl; add granulated sugar, evaporated milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and vanilla. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat well. Pour potato mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.
To prepare topping, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, brown sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; stir with a whisk. Stir in 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over potato mixture; arrange pecans evenly over top. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or just until golden.
Preheat broiler (remove casserole from oven).
Broil casserole 45 seconds or until topping is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
This sweet potato casserole is perfect for holidays or for an everyday dinner side option. It pairs well with honey-baked ham, roasted turkey, chicken, and pork chops. This dish can be a spicy side or a sweet indulgence. Pecans and marshmallows are common toppings for this family favorite.
I make this for Thanksgiving/Christmas every year my family hosts. My dad hates sweet potatoes but still loves this. As others suggested, I do bake instead of boil to retain some more flavor (peel and chop up sweet potatoes, spread out on pan and cover with foil at 350 for 45 mins), and cut the sugar in for the potato portion (not the topping of course!). I'm a little heavy-handed with the pecans too. Reheats great as leftovers, too. Goes really well with the green beans with pine nuts and garlic (also CL recipe) for holiday sides (mom makes homemade full fat stuffing, no "light" there ;P).
I made this for a Christmas Party potluck last night. It was really good and easy to make. Several people, who didn't know I brought it, commented that it was really good.
I put the casserole together the night before and popped everything in the oven just before leaving for the party.
This complaint is about the accompanying video, not the recipe. The video's acdtions don't match the commentary. Twice she said "add _______" and you see what she does before the audio. At one point she said "add salt" and the video shows her adding vanilla....and then the vanilla isn't mentioned at all! Also, there's no link to the video on the recipe page. Maybe the problems are why there's no link!~
Baked 4 small sweet potatoes (2# total) in the oven and cut sugar back to about 1/4 cup (next time I'll use even less). Family loved it. The flavor blended well with our traditional Thanksgiving menu items.
I made this for Thanksgiving and it was loved by all! I foil wrapped and baked 4 one pound sweet potatoes in the oven until soft, peeled and tossed in the stand mixer. Even though I doubled the potatoes, I only used one plus 1/2 of the other ingredients. I whipped it up, minus the topping, and put it in the fridge the night before. Next day, I added the topping and popped in the oven. Everyone loved, and was happy not to see any marshmallows. Delicious is all I have to say!!