I make my mom’s sweet potato soufflé every year. It has butter, sweet potatoes and sugar – there’s really nothing better in life.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature, plus more to grease pan, usually 5-6 medium sweet potatoes, 2 large eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 cup milk, Pinch of salt
1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
For the souffle: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with butter.
Poke the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake on a foil-covered baking sheet until they are soft, 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes, place the flesh in a large mixing bowl and mash until very smooth. Add the eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and salt. I usually mash it up with a fork but you can use a blender too.
For the topping: In a medium bowl, stir together the pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter until thoroughly combined. Spoon the mixture over the sweet potatoes, making an even layer. Bake the casserole until slightly browned, 40 minutes. Let the casserole sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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