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Bourbon Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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.