Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
A favorite at our Thanksgiving table every year. Add marshmallows if you like. Versatile recipe- - you can vary the spices and type of nut used. One of my family's favorite variations is cinnamon or allspice in place of the ginger, with a splash of brandy, finely minced orange zest, a few tablespoons peach preserves, and a sprinkling of Sweet & Spicy Pecans, Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans - With a Kick. Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens All-Time Favorite Recipes.
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄3 cup broken cashews
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cut crosswise into thick pieces (5 or 6 medium)
- 1 (8 ounce) can peach slices, well drained
- 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- ground cinnamon (optional)
- allspice (optional)
- 1 dash brandy (optional)
- minced orange peel (optional)
- peach preserves (optional)
- sweet and spicy pecans, Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans - With a Kick in place of the cashews (optional)
- Combine brown sugar, cashews, salt, and ginger.
- In 10x6x2-inch baking dish layer half the sweet potatoes, half the peach slices, and half the brown sugar mixture. Repeat layers.
- Dot with butter or margarine.
- Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and bake mixture about 10 minutes longer. Spoon brown sugar syrup over before serving.
- Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Delicious!! This is a great change of pace from the sweet potato casserole that I usually make. We loved how the peaches and sweet potatoes complimented each other. I added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the brown sugar mixture. Also, I used 1/4 cup peach preserves which I spooned around the peaches. Next time, I think I will add a little less butter as there was a layer of butter floating on the top of the casserole. This reheats nicely too, however the peach flavor is definitely more pronouned the next day. My family really loved this and gave it 2 thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!
I've made this recipe several times during the winter months over the past few years, for Thanksgiving & for Yule, & my guests really like it. I enjoy the combined tastes of the sweet potatoes or yams & the peaches, & dressing it up even more with peach preserves & peach liqueur makes it even more tasty! Finally, it's a nice stitch from the traditional sweet potatoes and marshmallows!
This was surprisingly delicious and so easy. The flavor of the peaches compliments the sweet potatoes so well that it's as though they were made for each other. We made the basic recipe without the listed options. Why have I never heard of this before? Wonderful.