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Baked Apple Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel Topping

Baked Apple Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Streusel Topping

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to add this comforting dish to your holiday table every year.

  • Hands-on Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Servings: 8 Servings
  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE


  • 2½ lbs. or 1 Can (29 oz.) sweet potatoes or yams, cut, boiled and peeled
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 4 tbsp. butter (melted)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 (21 oz.) can Duncan Hines® Comstock More Fruit Apple Pie Filling & Topping
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In large mixing bowl, cut sweet potatoes into small chunks and mash with potato masher. On slow speed beat in milk, eggs, butter and salt until smooth.
  • Loosely fold apple fruit filling into the sweet potato mixture. Spoon into 2 quart casserole dish.
  • To prepare streusel topping: combine in a small bowl butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pecans. Knead with hands. Sprinkle mixture on top of sweet potatoes.
  • Bake in lower third of oven for 1 hour or until top is bubbly and set.

Tips & Inspirations

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

Reuse jelly, pickle or mason jars to keep your cupcake liners and icing tips clean and collected.

Clean caramel from a pot by filling it with water and letting it simmer on the stove—the warm water will wash it away.

Whenever grating chocolate on a cheese grater always hold the chocolate cube with the palm of your hand not your fingertips. This method will protect your finger tips from getting nicked.

If there are nuts in your dessert, always try to garnish with the nut that is in the mixture. This is a way to inform your guests that are sensitive to certain foods.

Here’s a simple and easy way to design a Duncan Hines dessert with chocolate. Take a block of room-temperature chocolate — feel free to briefly microwave it. Take a vegetable peeler and glide it across the block of chocolate towards you to form curls. You can also start on the corners and edges for chocolate shavings. When you’re finished, simply add them to your dessert for an elegant touch.

You may substitute these fats instead of oil, but you’ll have to melt it and then measure in its liquid form. Use the exact amount specified in the recipe. Also, remember to cool it down before adding it to your favorite mix.

You may make this substitution, however you will notice a difference in taste. Instead, try yogurt or use half oil and half sour cream. Let your palate decide for you!

Butter is the best fat for flavor and appearance. Soften at room temperature before you need to use it.

To toast almonds, spread in a layer on baking sheet. Bake at 325° F, stirring often for six to eight minutes, or until fragrant and light golden brown. Cool before chopping.

Chocolate sauce can turn grainy. You can prevent this if you melt the chocolate in a saucepan over very low heat. Or melt your mixture in a 1-cup glass measuring cup in your microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes; stir to ensure chocolate is melted.

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