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praline sweet potato casserole

a recipe by
Diana Adcock
Yes, IL

Serve hot as a side dish, or warm with vanilla ice cream on top. Yeah, I know.

serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For praline sweet potato casserole

  • 5 lg
    sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecan pieces, toasted
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    pure cane syrup
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest, fresh
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp

How To Make praline sweet potato casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees and butter a large casserole dish, set aside.
  • 2
    Using a fork punch a few holes in each sweet potato.
  • 3
    Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes or until fork tender.
  • 4
    When cool enough to handle peel and slice into 1/2 inch rounds.
  • 5
    Place one layer of sweet potato slices on bottom of buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle some toasted pecan pieces on top, repeat layers until you finish with pecans.
  • 6
    To make the Sauce:
  • 7
    Warm the Bourbon in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When warm ignite to burn off most of the alcohol. Do keep your face and hands back from the pan.
  • 8
    When flames subside add the remaining ingredients except butter.
  • 9
    Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until the sugar dissolves.
  • 10
    Turn the heat to medium low and add butter. Whisk until the butter is melted and well incorporated.
  • 11
    Pour bourbon sauce over the sweet potatoes.
  • 12
    Bake in the 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve hot.

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