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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. Crunchy pecan crumble, fluffy toasted meringue, and creamy sweet potato!

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. It's crunchy, creamy, and so addictive.

Last year was my first time celebrating Thanksgiving in Holland, so I made sure to feature all the great American classics for the tulip-man and his family. I made buttermilk biscuits and a butternut beet galette and sweet potato casserole (complete with marshmallows on top!)

Needless to say, they found the idea of marshmallows on top of potatoes…interesting. And I mean, it is a bit weird right? But it works. Oh it works.

So in the spirit of creating a vegetarian version of our favorite marshmallow-topped side dish, today we’re making a sweet potato casserole with toasted meringue!

But why stop there? To counter all that creamy smoothness, we’re throwing in some pecans for added crunch (because why not pull out all the stops and make this the ultimate sweet potato casserole, amiright?)

And so, friends, here is this year’s revamped Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue! I hope you share it with all your favorite humans next Thursday (if you can keep yourself from devouring the whole thing) (hint: I failed on that front).

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This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. It's crunchy, creamy, and so addictive.
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue

This Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue is the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. Crunchy pecan crumble, fluffy toasted meringue, and creamy sweet potato!

Course Side Dishes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Thanksgiving
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 395 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 large sweet potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter 60 g
  • 1/4 cup milk 60 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs yolks and whites separated

Pecan Crumble

  • 2 Tbsp melted butter 30 g
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans 30 g
  • 1/4 cup flour 30 g
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 50 g

Meringue

  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 50 g

Instructions

  1. Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C). Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Chop the sweet potatoes then throw them in. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fork tender, then drain. Mash until smooth then add butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until combined and set aside until cooled (room temperature), then stir in the egg yolks (reserve the whites). 

  2. Bake: Pour sweet potato mix into a casserole dish. In a small bowl combine butter, pecans, flour, and brown sugar, then sprinkle on top. Bake for 25 minutes, or until pecan crumble is crisp.

  3. Meringue: Meanwhile, add egg whites to a clean bowl and begin beating at medium speed. When they become frothy, add the tartar and begin adding sugar. Gradually add the sugar until fully incorporated, beating until firm, glossy peaks form. When pecan crumble is crispy, spread meringue on top. Return to the top rack of the oven for 3 minutes, until golden brown (watch closely to prevent burning!)

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble and Meringue
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 13.5g 68%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 292mg 12%
Potassium 579mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 15g
Protein 6.5g 13%
Calcium 4%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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