- 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.