Thursday, November 19, 2009

a really good sweet potato recipe

okay, so i just thought i'd share an extremely delicious recipe for brandied candied yams for those of you looking for a new addition to your thanksgiving. it is seriously soooo good and has become a family and friend favorite. you won't be disappointed!

5-6 yams or sweet potatoes cooked (about 2 1/2 lbs)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter melted
3 tablespoons brandy
2 tablespoons frozen concentrate orange juice (i've used fresh squeezed as well)
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans

1. preheat oven to 350
2. in large bowl beat yams or sweet potatoes with a mixer until well mashed
3. add 1/2 cup of brown sugar, the melted butter, brandy, oj, water, vanilla and salt. beat until combined. add the slightly beaten eggs and beat mixture until smooth
4. transfer to a 2 quart baking dish
5. to make topping combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. using a pastry blender cut in cold butter until mixture is course crumbs. stir in pecans
6. sprinkle topping over yam or sweet potatoes and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes

This can be prepared up to 48 hours ahead of time and refrigerated. baking time may be a bit longer.

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