This recipe belongs to my ex-husband's aunt (Aunt Marion). It was my favorite dish she prepared for every Christmas and Easter dinner. It wasn't right if this dish was missing from the meal! The Jack Daniel's Whiskey gives the casserole a nice taste but the alcohol cooks out it. I don't even like sweet potatoes but I love this dish! I've met a lot of people who said the same thing! I'm sure it will be your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes too!
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Trim ends off sweet potatoes and cut in half and boil in a pan of lightly salted water until tender. Allow to cool and slide off skins and mash until smooth and creamy.
Add butter, milk, cinnamon, and brown sugar into mashed sweet potatoes and Jack Daniels whiskey. Stir until well blended.
Pour mixture into a well-greased 13"x9" baking dish. Place into a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Chop up pecans and place in a bowl. Mix in crushed cornflakes, brown sugar and softened butter. Mix until crumbly and sprinkle over the top of the potatoes. Put back into oven for 15 min. Cool and serve.