CANDIED MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Ellen Bales

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The liqueur and the pumpkin pie spice are what makes this sweet potato casserole different from others I've seen.
Recipe: BHG Our Best Recipes
Photo: advpossys.com
08-01-15


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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

5 lb
sweet potatoes
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
butter
1/4 c
irish cream liqueur, orange liqueur, praline liqueur, or milk
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash sweet potatoes; pierce with a fork. Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven on a greased baking sheet for about 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
2
Meanwhile, in a heavy small skillet, cook and stir pecans, granulated sugar, and the 1 Tbsp. butter over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until sugar melts and turns golden brown.
3
Immediately remove from heat; spread nut mixture onto a second greased baking sheet; separate into clusters. Cool completely.
4
Lightly grease a 2-qt. square or rectangular baking dish. Scoop sweet potato pulp into a large mixing bowl; discard peel. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in liqueur, the 2 Tbsp. butter, the brown sugar, spice and salt. Beat until fluffy. Spread in prepared baking dish.
5
Chop nut mixture into small pieces; sprinkle on sweet potatoes. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated through.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom