You are here: Home » Recipes » Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 10 servings This sweet potato dish has a sweet, rich flavor. PrintEmail Ingredients 6 to medium sweet potatoes1/2 cup skim milk1/3 cup sugar, or to taste1/4 cup applesauce2 -- egg whites, beaten1/4 teaspoon lite salt -- Cinnamon to taste -- Butter sprinkles, to taste2/3 cup packed brown sugar1/4 cup flour1 tablespoon butter sprinkles1/2 cup chopped pecans1/4 cup Grape-Nuts cereal Instructions Combine the sweet potatoes with enough water to cover the saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil until tender; drain. Peel the sweet potatoes and place in a bowl. Mash until smooth. Add the skim milk, sugar, applesauce, egg whites, lite salt, cinnamon and butter sprinkles to taste and mix well; the mixture should be the consistency of custard. Spoon the sweet potato mixture into a 9×11-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the brown sugar, flour and 1 tablespoon butter sprinkles in a bowl. Stir in the pecans and cereal. Spoon the brown sugar mixture over the top. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. You may substitute an equivalent amount of artificial sweetner for the sugar. Recipe reprinted with permission from Favorite Recipes of Family and Friends of LSU AgCenter’s Serving Louisiana (LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2002).