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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sweet Potato Pecan Dessert

Last week, I shared a picture of my abundant supply of sweet potatoes and I asked for your suggestions on what to make with them. I got a ton of great ideas {like sweet potato fries} that I am planning on trying...but first I had to make this yummy dessert that I found on Pinterest. The original recipe is called Pumpkin Pecan Dessert and it is from a scrumptious blog called Glorious Treats! I know that pumpkins and sweet potatoes aren't the same thing, but they are pretty much interchangeable in  recipes...at least they are for me. So I took the original recipe and simply switched out the pumpkin for my sweet potatoes, and I came up with Sweet Potato Pecan Dessert!

4-5 medium sweet potatoes, baked
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to taste

1 boxed yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3/4 cup butter, melted


1. Bake your sweet potatoes at 350 until tender. Scoop out the insides. You will need about 15 oz of sweet potato for this recipe. 
2.  In a large bowl add the first 5 ingredients, and stir to combine.
3.  Pour sweet potato mixture into 9" x 13" dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
4.  Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over the sweet potato layer.
5.  Add chopped pecans.
6.  Pour melted butter over top.
7.  Bake 50-60 minutes on 350. 
Top with whipped topping or ice cream before serving.
Adapted from Glorious Treats who got the recipe from the Betty Crocker Holiday Recipes booklet
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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I think I would actually really like this one! I am not usually a sweet potato fan, but how could you not love all those yummy pecans with it? :)

Kelli said...

Oooh! Do you think I can make it without the pecans on top? We're strange and don't like nuts in desserts. I adore sweet potatoes!

Jenilee said...

looks SO good

Miller Racing Family said...

Another must try. My mom makes a similar treat with pumpkins.
Have a great day!

Carrie said...

Why must I see this at night?! it is making me drool! that looks delicious!!! mmmmmm!

CM said...

Wow, you did great! It looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Kelli your blog is really slow today, not sure if you know:( I've been trying to comment all day. Anyways, this looks incredible. It is so similar to something I make at Thanksgiving!

Joanna said...

I have sweat potatoes and peaches right now! I may have to try this. Sounds like a strange combo but I like both so why not together!?

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