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American Sweet Potato Casserole

These are proper, American southern sweet potatoes and a little goes a long way.  A 9x9 dish can easily feed 8 people.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 kilo sweet potatoes
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 40 g maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g butter

Pecan Topping

  • 75 g plain flour
  • 50 g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 50 g pecans
  • 50 g butter


  • Peel, dice and boil the sweet potatoes until soft. Let drain for a minimum of 1 hour, preferably 4 hours.
  • Note: You can stop here and put the cooked sweet potatoes in the fridge overnight if you are cooking these as part of a feast.
  • Mix sweet potatoes with sugar, maple syrup, salt, eggs and butter in a mixer for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  • Spoon mixture into 9x9 pan.
  • Make the praline topping by combining flour, brown sugar, pecans and butter until combined and the mixture is crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the crumble over sweet potatoes.
  • Bake at 170C fan for 30 minutes.