Candy potato casserole is a staple for Thanksgiving and Christmas in my household. However not simply any candy potato casserole – it should have the pecan streusel. It’s a heated matter on whether or not candy potato casserole ought to have marshmallow topping or a pecan streusel topping – we’re a group pecan streusel household!

My daughter and I may eat the entire pan with none assist, however my husband at all times needs it as dessert. This recipe holds a unique particular that means for everybody. I admit that I don’t tuck this recipe away with the “holiday” recipes as a result of I make it any time of yr. Sure, I adore it that a lot!

It will develop into part of your vacation meals and bear in mind, you can also make it any time of yr!

Take pleasure in!


Candy Potato Filling

2 (29 oz.) cans of candy potatoes (yams) – drained or 4 cups cooked candy potatoes – sliced or cubed
¼ cup granulated sugar – ONLY if cooking the candy potatoes.
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
6 Tbsp. butter – melted

Pecan Streusel

1 cup brown sugar
⅓ cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
6 Tbsp. butter – melted


Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with butter or cooking spray.

Candy Potato Filling

Place the candy potatoes in a mixing bowl and both mash nicely by hand or use a hand mixer.


Add granulated sugar, salt, vanilla extract, eggs and 6 Tbsp. melted butter and blend nicely.

Spoon the candy potato combination into the ready dish in a fair layer.

Pecan Streusel

In a medium bowl, mix the remaining 6 Tbsp. melted butter, brown sugar, flour, and pecans. Stir nicely. It will likely be clumpy.

Sprinkle the brown sugar combination over the candy potatoes.

Bake for 30-40 minutes or till candy potatoes are sizzling and the topping is flippantly browned.

In case your topping browns too rapidly, you may cowl your dish with foil to finish the bake time.

Take away from oven, uncover if lined with foil.

Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve.

• Sugar: If you happen to used canned candy potatoes, they doubtless have sugar. I simply drain and don’t add any further sugar to the filling. If I prepare dinner the candy potatoes, I do add slightly sugar. You’ll be able to modify the sugar to your style, I choose the filling to be much less candy to carry out the flavour of the candy potatoes after which the streusel supplies the sweetness.

• Nuts: The standard recipe requires chopped pecans within the streusel. If you don’t take care of pecans, you should use walnuts or pass over the nuts altogether. I’ll say that the nuts impart a taste to the streusel that’s unimaginable.

• Baking Candy Potatoes: Wash candy potatoes and poke holes in every. Bake at 400° F for 45-60 minutes – they need to be very smooth. Fastidiously minimize in half and scoop the smooth insides out with a spoon.

• Put together in Advance: Assemble as much as at some point earlier than you intend to bake it. Cowl the baking dish with foil and retailer within the fridge till you’re able to eat. Since it will likely be chilly, you will want so as to add slightly extra bake time to compensate.

• Texture: For gentle and fluffy candy potatoes, beat the candy potatoes with a mixer. I choose some texture so I mash by hand so there are small items of candy potato left.

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