Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
A friend of our family use to make this dish when sweet potatoes are in season. I think its a traditional Canadian recipe. Our friend has a sister that lives in Toronto and gave her the recipe.
- 4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons brandy
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- Boil the sweet potatoes in water until tender. Then drain and mash them.
- Add the butter, orange juice, honey, brandy, salt and the nutmeg.
- Place in a buttered casserole dish.
- Preheat the oven at 180C or 350°F.
- Combine the sugar, the butter and the walnuts. Sprinkle over the potato mixture.
- Place into the oven and cook for 45 minutes.
This is very similar to my grandmother's sweet potato casserole. Hers uses brown sugar instead of granulated, and I think that would have been better in this recipe as well with the honey and the brandy. I might also halve the orange juice next time because I felt it was a bit over powering. Still very tasty though. Thanks Katia!
These are to-die-for! I reduced the recipe for 2 of us and discovered that I didn't have a casserole dish the right size, so made 2 individual casseroles. Both of us ooohhhh and awwwed throughout dinner. This will definitely be on my Thanksgiving table. Thanks katia!
This sweet potato recipe is so very good. I made half of the recipe and used almond extract in place of the brandy and fresh ground nutmeg. The flavors are wonderful and the walnut topping is an added bonus. Thank you katia for posting this recipe.