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Maple Smashed Sweet Potato Bake with Spiced Pecan Streusel

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Rating: 5/5
7 reviews

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   10

recipe id: 31259
cook method: stovetop, oven
Maple Smashed Sweet Potato Bake with Spiced Pecan Streusel Recipe
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Sweet Potatoes

6 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 cup real maple syrup
2 eggs, beaten

Spiced Pecan Streusel

6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour PLUS"PLUS" means this ingredient in addition to the one on the next line, often with divided uses
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt


To make sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by- 13-inch baking dish; set aside.

In a large pot of water, bring sweet potatoes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 25 to 30 minutes until tender. Drain well.

Transfer potatoes to a mixer and add butter and salt. Mix until butter is melted. In succession, add milk, syrup and beaten eggs, beating potatoes between additions and scraping down sides of bowl.

Mix potatoes until smooth.

Transfer potato mixture to reserved baking dish and smooth the top. To make the topping: In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, flour, pecans, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt well, then sprinkle evenly over potatoes.

Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, until potatoes are hot through and streusel is toasted and crunchy.

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455 calories, 25 grams fat, 55 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein per serving.
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Nov 21, 2010

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe was a big hit. It was simply yummy. I substituted Aunt Jemima's pancake syrup because I didn't want to pay more than $9 for a bottle of real maple syrup. I also used roasted pecans in the streusel. It turned out wonderful!

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Nov 30, -0001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have made this recipe for the past 2 Christmases and for potlucks. Everybody LOVES it!! My DH can't get enough of it! The only change I might make qould be to use a little less butter in the potatoes. Otherwise, DELICIOUS!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Made this yesterday for my Dad's birthday. Very well received; very popular. Made a small change to the recipe though - used only three very large sweet potatoes. Six wouldn't have fit in my casserole dish. Three did, but the strudel was piled above the edge and left a mess in the oven. Worth the cleanup, though! Give it a go - no regrets!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I made these last Thanksgiving and everyone absolutely loved them. My sisters said they never wanted the old recipe again. I plan to make them again this year. I even made them again at Christmas and again just because. Simply the best!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Wow! Everyone loved it :D

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I just brought this to our Christmas potluck, and it was seriously the hit of the meal! People loved it and wished there was more, I highly recommend it

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I made these this past Thanksgiving. Not only was the recipe easy, it was so delicious that when I asked if my guests would like to take home leftovers they asked for the sweet potatoes!! They were actually even tastier the next day when the topping and potatoes were mixed together. mm mm

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