Bourbon Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, a couple of handfuls
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook 12 to 15 minutes until very tender. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander. Return pan to medium heat. Add butter to the pan. When butter melts, add nuts and toast for 2 minutes. Add sugar and let it bubble. Add bourbon and cook out alcohol, 1 minute. Add orange juice and the cooked sweet potatoes. Smash with a masher and season the sweet potatoes with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

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