Brandied Peaches & Yams

"This is another recipe that is part of my recipe exchange program w/SusieQusie & is from the "1 of a Kind Cookbook" of the Junior League of Mobile, AL. SQ was so proud of herself for having undone a nearly lifelong dislike of sweet potatoes that she put this 1 on my agenda. Thx SQ!"
photo by Miss Annie in Indy photo by Miss Annie in Indy
photo by Miss Annie in Indy
photo by SusieQusie photo by SusieQusie
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  • 1 (29 ounce) canned peach halves (drained & syrup reserved)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (at room temp)
  • 2 12 cups canned sweet potatoes (or yams in light syrup, drained, heated thru & mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons orange peel (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (or peach brandy)
  • nuts (chopped, topping garnish)
  • brown sugar (topping garnish)


  • Drain peaches & arrange halves in a baking dish w/cut side up (To make more secure, cut a thin slice from the bottom).
  • Cream canned sweet potatoes & butter.
  • Add brown sugar, orange peel, salt & brandy (If needed, use reserved peach syrup to get a smooth consistency).
  • Spoon mixture into peach halves.
  • sprinkle w/chopped nuts + brown sugar
  • bake at 350°F (uncovered) for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. My goodness, who knew sweet potatoes could be so decadent! My canned peaches were sliced so I did mine a bit different but it sure didn't hurt the flavor at all. I only used about 1 teaspoon of butter and would eliminate entirely next time. You already get good fat oils from the walnuts. Didn't have an orange so I used a bit of orange extract. I put the mashed sweet potatoes on the bottom of a pammed pie dish and layered the sliced peaches on top in a circle. Sprinkled with a tiny bit of brown sugar splenda and the chopped walnuts. (see photo) A dish worthy of ANY company. Thanks for posting twissis.
  2. Just by looking at the ingredients, I thought this would be good but I was not expecting it to be FANTASTIC! I halved the amount of peaches using (1) 14 ounce can which yielded 4 halves, perfect for the 2 of us. I used the full recipe of the remaining ingredients and after stuffing the peaches, I spread the extra yams on the bottom of the dish, topped with the peaches and baked it. Grand Marnier (from my hidden stash ;-)) instead of plain brandy gave me a double dose of orange flavors. I think the nuts (pecans in my case) are a must as an added texture. A real keeper of a quick, easy recipe for 2. *** P.S. Sorry my pic is blurry - I was snapping quickly before it was snatched up & inadvertently used macro setting. No leftovers for a re-shoot, though.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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