Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

In Newsletter Content by Brandon St. Clair


  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Step 2: Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.

Step 3: In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.

Step 5: Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.