Southern Comfort Sweet Potatoes
- Michelle Nov 17, 2004 03:49 PM
I made these last Thanksgiving but I lost the recipe. They were a huge hit - it was made with baked and then mashed sweet potatoes, not canned, and it was somewhat sweet but not overly so. And it was made the day before. Does anyone have the recipe?
Below is a link for one of several on the web. You could surely bake your SPs, assemble the dish, and refrigerate it.
Then two hours or so before serving, take it out of the fridge, let it sit at room temp, sprinkle it with the pecans and brown sugar, then bake it.
Bourbon Sweet Potatoes
4 pounds sweet potatoes or yams
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup bourbon
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/3 cup chopped pecans
Scrub the potatoes. Cook covered in boiling salted water to cover in a large saucepan about 35 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool slightly, then peel.
Mash potatoes in large bowl. Add butter, bourbon, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and apple pie spice; beat until fluffy-smooth. Spoon into a buttered 6-cup baking dish. Sprinkle nuts around edge. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.