Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel #FallFlavors

I received product from sponsors, Millican Pecan Company and Door County Coffee to assist in the creation of recipes for the Fall Flavors event.  All content, writings and opinions in this blog are strictly my own.

This custard like sweet potato casserole topped with a delicious pecan streusel is sure to become the new family favorite at your holiday table.

My grand-niece, Lili, whose hand you see scooping out some of this amazing casserole, leaned over to me during family dinner and said "these are the best sweet potatoes I have ever eaten".  That made my heart sing.
Then when my son in law, Doug, took a bite and said "Holy SH**, that's a good crust on those sweet potatoes", my heart soared.

I am proud to share these with you as my last installment in the Fall Flavors event we have been celebrating all week long.

Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Saturday:

Pumpkin Spice Margarita by Family Around the Table

Acorn Squash and Fig Salad by The Redhead Baker
Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash & Spinach Salad by Simple and Savory
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Pecan Pie Barbeque Dipping Sauce by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
White Castle Stuffing by Palatable Pastime

Autumn Spice Mocha Cake by Daily Dish Recipes
Easy Pumpkin Pecan Cupcakes by Love and Confections
Maple Coffee Brownies by Daily Dish Recipes
Pecan Tart Cooke Recipe by Everyday Eileen

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Today is also the last day to enter to win one of two amazing gift packages from our sponsors so make sure that you scroll down past my recipe and enter to win before you leave.

My recipe today features product from sponsor, Millican Pecan Company.  I found this recipe on  I am always pleased with how their recipes turn out.  This recipe was originally posted in the November 1998 Bon Apetit magazine and was from The Olde Union House in New Jersey.  

This will definitely be making repeat appearances on my Holiday table for years to come.  I hope you enjoyed our Fall Flavors event and I hope that one of you are the lucky recipient of a gift package.

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Yield: 14 servings

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 H & 20 Mtotal time: 1 H & 40 M
This custard like sweet potato casserole topped with a delicious pecan streusel is sure to become the new family favorite at your holiday table.


  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. pecan pieces, I used Millican 
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into small dice
  • 5-6 sweet potatoes, peeled 
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 2 T. vanilla
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • salt to taste


How to cook Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel

  1. Combine the sugar, pecans and butter in a small bowl.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Cut the potatoes into chunks and place in a pot of boiling, salted water.  Cook until easily pierced with a fork.  Drain into a colander and let stand until they dry and cool a bit.
  3. Transfer the partially cooled sweet potatoes to a food processor and puree until smooth.  Open the processor and let cool some more.
  4. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs, syrup, vanilla, lemon juice and salt, until well combined.  Add the potatoes, a little at a time at first so as to not scramble the eggs, and beat well.  Continue adding the potato puree until fully incorporated. Turn into a 9x13" pan that has been treated with cooking spray and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle the pecan topping over the potatoes and bake in a preheated 350* oven for about an hour, until bubbly and golden brown on top.  Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.


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Flavors of Fall Door County Prize Package  

Prize 1 - Door County Coffee and Tea Company

Founded in 1993 in Door County, WI, Door County Coffee and Tea Company is a small family owned business. Roasting a variety of flavors for 26 years, one winner will receive three full pot bags of all of their fall flavors. 21 bags in all! Their mission through the years has been to produce high quality, best-tasting coffee using only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans. Combine that with superior roasting technology and you get a wonderfully even and perfect roast every time and that means the perfect pot of coffee. A $40 value.  

Flavors of Fall Millican Prize Package

Prize 2 - Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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  1. Oh how I adore sweet potato casserole and omg that pecan streusel topping! I bet those full flavor pecans from Millican Pecan were amazing on this! Great recipe!

  2. How wonderful this will be as a side dish to our family Thanksgiving dinner.

  3. mmm! I love this recipe with the pecans on top. I will be making this for Thanksgiving

  4. A perfect side dish for the holidays!

  5. This looks perfect for holiday pot lucks!

  6. Such a perfect side dish for the holidays! Comfort food through and through!


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