I’m not sure how old this recipe is. I’ve been making it for so long and I can’t remember where I originally found it but it’s a great recipe with simple ingredients and we always have it every Thanksgiving and Christmas at our house.

5 med. sweet potatoes
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
1/3 C. milk


1/3 C. butter, melted
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. flour
1 C. pecans, chopped

Boil and mash sweet potatoes. Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Put into a 9×13 baking dish. Melt butter and mix in remaining topping ingredients. Sprinkle on top of sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

*I often omit the 1/2 C. butter that’s mixed in with the sweet potatoes and I can’t tell a difference. I also have switched to a 3 qt. round casserole dish when I make it.

From the kitchen of: Laurie Neader