Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 large)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Scrub the potatoes, prick them several times with a knife or fork, and bake them for 1 hour or until very soft when pierced with a knife. Remove from the oven and scoop out the insides as soon as they are cool enough to handle. Place the sweet potato meat into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and add the orange juice, cream, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Mix together until combined but not smooth and transfer to a baking dish.

Bake the potatoes for 20 to 30 minutes, until heated through.


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Used this recipe last year and will again this year -- special request by the family! XD item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very nice and simple. I will be making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, but allow at least hour and a half if you're going to bake the potatoes, uncut into smaller pieces. I also added extra butter, juice and cream- about 1/4 cup of each more and topped with with marshmallows ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! Always a crowd pleaser. Sometimes I reduce the cream and spices based on how I'm feeling but the combination is stellar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only added half the cream and butter, plus salt and pepper and the sweet potatoes were amazing! Best thing about christmas supper. My potatoes were really large so they were in the oven over an hour. Can't wait to make them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An Ina Classic.....Elegant, Awesome and Easy. A tradition in our home for most holidays. We were not crazy about the stronger orange over tones, so we reduced the O J by half and added in more cream. ( just enough to replace the OJ we took out, to keep consistency the same. With that change, this recipe is 5 star all the way. A great make ahead . Can make this a few days ahead. ..Just cover w/ foil, let sit out for 30 --40 minutes, then warm up in the oven..Make 2 of theses if your doing a holiday dinner. Most people want to take home some leftovers. REDUCE THE SALT to a scant 1 teaspoon as well item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am making these for the third year in a row. I would never touch sweet potatoes until I had these. The BEST! item not reviewed by moderator and published
ABSOLUTELY - THE - BEST sweet potato recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Been serving this since Ina first broadcast this on her show back in '01! The recipe makes a ton - but it's always gone! One time I made extra, just so I could make little potato pancakes....OMG! I now serve those as appetizers at holiday cocktail parties! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best sweet potato casserole recipe. I make it every year for Thanksgiving. Even my sister who does not like sweet potatoes, liked this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy recipe and extremely delicious. I left out the orange juice because I don't like the flavor of oranges. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract, which I think worked well with Ina's recipe. The downside of this recipe is the amount of time it takes to bake the potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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