Recipe: Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole

Just in time for the Thanksgiving table, here’s a delicious recipe for some of those sweet potatoes you grew this year! Soft, creamy, and earthy, with a crunchy, nutty topping – what could be better for celebrating the harvest holiday?

It’s Thanksgiving this week already, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share a yummy holiday recipe that you can make with your own sweet potatoes if you grew some this year.

If sweet potatoes have a holiday, it’s definitely Thanksgiving! Nothing sums up the taste of fall quite like a sweet, creamy, earthy sweet potato – a perfect match for the holiday made to celebrate the year’s harvest of delicious food.

When you grow some of your own food, Thanksgiving becomes even more special! Celebrate with this special dessert casserole, courtesy of The Comfort Food Cookbook:

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole

(Serves 8-10.)


4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, in pieces, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup light cream or milk
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice



2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
2/3 cup pecan halves
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Get the full recipe & instructions at Farmers Almanac!

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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