Bourbon Pecan Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Recipe by stephanierndos
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2
    tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 12
    cup chopped pecans, a couple of handfuls
  • 3
    tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1
    ounce Bourbon, use a good brand
  • 12
    cup light orange juice
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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, about 1 minute.
  • 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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