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candied mashed sweet potatoes

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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: 08-01-15

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For candied mashed sweet potatoes

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

How To Make candied mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Wash sweet potatoes; pierce with a fork. Bake in a preheated 350º 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.