Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping
The crispy pecan streusel topping makes this Sweet Potato Casserole the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. It even beat the test over the classic toasted marshmallow version. Your guests will go crazy for this Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping!
4large sweet potatoes
1 ½teaspoonsvanilla extract
Bake the sweet potatoes in a preheated 375 degree F oven until they are fork tender, about 40-45 minutes. Take the potatoes out of the oven and increase temperature to 400 degrees F. Peel the skins off the potatoes and scoop the insides into a large mixing bowl. Add the maple syrup, milk, eggs, vanilla and salt and mash with a potato masher until mashed but still a little chunky.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, flour and butter with a pastry blender.
Spread the potato mixture evenly into a baking dish. Sprinkle with the pecan topping. Bake at 400 degrees F until golden brown on top, about 25 minutes.