5 sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter - softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter - softened
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Puncture sweet potatoes with a fork, place on a sheet of foil, and bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.(You can even do this part the day before.)
In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.