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    Bourbon Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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    25 mins

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    stephanierndos's Note:

    Got this recipe from Rachel Rays' show, '30 minute meals' - (Food Network). We tried this last Thanksgiving and were hooked! We did lessen the amount of Bourbon in it though, it was overpowering the full amount, which we cut in half.

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    • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, a couple of handfuls
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 ounce Bourbon, use a good brand
    • 1/2 cup light orange juice
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
    2. 2
      Add sweet potatoes and cook 12 to 15 minutes until very tender.
    3. 3
      Drain sweet potatoes in a colander. Return pan to medium heat.
    4. 4
      Add butter to the pan. When butter melts, add nuts and toast for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add sugar and let it bubble.
    6. 6
      Add bourbon and cook out alcohol, about 1 minute.
    7. 7
      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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 24, 2010


      We enjoyed this recipe but thought the orange juice was a overpowering. We will make it again, just reduce the OJ.

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    • on November 29, 2008


      This is the second time we've made these for Thanksgiving, but this year I discovered at the last minute that we didn't have any bourban! I subbed a dark spiced rum instead and this gave them a really yummy, different taste (almost like butter rum)! We liked it so well that I think we'll use rum every year!

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    Nutritional Facts for Bourbon Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (166 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 303.1
    Calories from Fat 141
    Total Fat 15.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    Sodium 98.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 17.2 g
    Protein 3.0 g

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