Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Joanna Petrasko

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@StarJoanna

While served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took my requisite "no thank you" portion. Little did I know I'd be polishing off the bowl towards the end of the evening. They taste like pumpkin pie!

This may be made ahead, refrigerated, and baked later- if doing so, don't add the pecans until ready to bake to avoid sogginess.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Ingredients

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  • 4 lb
    sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/3 c
    bourbon (prefered: Jack Daniels)
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    apple pie spice (cinnamon, allspice, etc)
  • 1/3 c
    pecans, halved

How to Make Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Scrub potatoes. Cook, covered, in boiling salted water to cover in a large pan, about 35 minutes, or until just tender to fork prick. Drain; cool slightly, peel.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl and mash. Add the butter, bourbon, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and apple-pie spice; beat until smooth with a potato masher.
  3. Spoon into a buttered 6-cup baking dish; sprinkle pecans around edge and top.
  4. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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About Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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