This dish is nothing like the marshmallow-topped Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole of old. Sautéed apples, a crunchy pecan crust, and spicy mashed sweet potatoes make for a sophisticated update.
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Make Ahead Tips
You can bake and mash the sweet potatoes and make the crumb topping a day ahead (cover both and refrigerate). Bring the potatoes and crumb topping to room temperature before assembling the dish. You can also assemble and refrigerate for up to 8 hours before baking. Return to room temperature before baking.
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Made this recipe for Thanksgiving. It was really delicious. I made the sweet potatoes and the topping in advance. I used a cream/milk mixture to make it a little less rich (it was still rich). Received compliments.
I have made this for several holiday dinners and it is always requested. Easy to make and comes out wonderful every time!
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