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Nicki’s Note:

My aunt Wilma’s recipe is very similar to this. Growing up, I knew this dish as “Sweet Potato Casserole”.

Recipe Source: Flavor of the South / “Savannah Entertains,” by Martha Giddens Nesbit


4 cups sweet potatoes, mashed (approximately 2 large potatoes)
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange juice


1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter or margarine, melted


Combine sweet potatoes, eggs, sugar, 1/2 stick butter or margarine, vanilla and orange juice. Pour into greased 3-quart casserole dish. Combine topping ingredients. Spread over potatoes. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until brown and bubbly.

Serves 10 to 12.