Tested till perfect Sweet Potato Mash With Pecan Streusel
Sweet Potato Mash With Pecan Streusel
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Sweet Potato Mash With Pecan Streusel

Sweet potatoes are a well-known superfood and an excellent addition to any holiday dinner. This dish can be assembled a day in advance. Just sprinkle it with streusel at the last minute and pop it into the oven.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2011

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 55 minutes
  • Portion size 8 to 10


  • 5 lb (2.25 kg) 5lb (2.25 kg)sweet potatosweet potatoes, peeled and cut in large chunks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cuppecan pieces
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In large saucepan, cover sweet potatoes with water and bring to boil; cook until potatoes are tender, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain and return to pot over medium heat, shaking pan to dry potatoes.

Mash potatoes with 1/3 cup of the butter, cream, salt and pepper. Scrape into 13- x 9-inch (3 L) casserole dish, smoothing top. (Make-ahead: Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

In small bowl, rub together remaining butter, flour and sugar; mix in pecans. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake in 400?F (200?C) oven until golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 10 servings:

cal 229 pro 8g total fat 10g sat. fat 6g
carb 29g fibre 2g chol 28mg sodium 402mg

% RDI:

calcium 17 iron 9 vit A 73 vit C 28
folate 10
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