Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
- 5 large yams (about 4 1/2 lbs.) or 5 large sweet potatoes (about 4 1/2 lbs.)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup brandy
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine, melted
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- Cook yams in boiling water to cover 45 minutes or until tender; cool to touch.
- Peel and mash.
- Stir in sugar and next 6 ingredients; spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish.
- Brush top with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle with orange rind.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
AWESOME and OUTSTANDING!! I used sweet potatoes--couldn't get yams. Had a delicate brandy and butter flavor with the yummy spices that enhanced the flavor of the potatoes. Very soft and creamy texture. I served this with pork shoulder and brussel sprouts. Worth more than 5-stars. Thanks!!
This was my contribution to the family Christmas dinner this year (besides sweet stuff, that is), and I wish I had not made it without first doing a trial run. For my tastes, the recipe does need tweaking. This was very simple to prepare and the directions are straightforward and easy to follow. I was also pleased that the recipe contained no cream; it is definitely smooth and creamy enough without it. But some of the family found the brandy taste too overpowering and I noticed that one family member couldn't even finish what was on his plate. To be fair, my MIL and one BIL thought this was fantastic. Unfortunately, I also found the brandy flavour a little too much and I also thought the nutmeg taste was a little strong as well. When we divvied up the leftovers, it was telling that nobody wanted to take any home with them. I will definitely make this recipe again, but with some alterations to it.
Excellent! I used cognac and fresh grated orange rind. My daughter usually won't eat sweet potatoes, but loved this dish.