This has been a Thanksgiving favorite of ours for many years because it is different from the many mashed sweet potatoes recipes.

Kathy
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook 15 minutes, or until tender but firm. Drain, and set aside.

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  • In a large skillet over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar, brandy, and salt. Add the sweet potatoes, and stir to coat. Cook, stirring gently, until sweet potatoes are heated through and well glazed.

Nutrition Facts

295.2 calories; 1.9 g protein; 36.3 g carbohydrates; 30.5 mg cholesterol; 293.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes as per the original submission. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
eh. Just okay. Not bad by any means but not as special as I thought they would be. Nobody at the Thanksgiving table seemed to even notice the brandy. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes as per the original submission. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2003
This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes as per the original submission. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
This was fabulous! I cut the recipe in half and I shouldn't have because there are no leftovers. The recipe doesn't say to precook fresh yams or sweet potatoes but it's necessary. I baked mine instead of stovetop at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
This was a super-easy recipe and was a big hit at Thanksgiving. I would definitely recommend it. Comments I received were that this recipe had the exact sweetness required for a sweet potato recipe and that most recipes for sweet potatoes are too sugary. This recipe just enhanced the flavor of the sweet potato and did not overpower it. I think they were cooked in less than 35 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
I was worried cause so many people thought this recipe had too much booze taste. I am not a big drinker but I didnt taste the brandy at all. Purely delicious potatoes! Easy too! Beat the pants off whipped sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I cooked themin advance and put them in a casserole to reheat. For traditions sake I melted a few miniature marmallows on top. Everybody raved! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
This recipe was wonderful. I did add alittle more brandy (1 cup for those in my family who needed the little extra holiday cheer ) it was one of the best ways to make sweet potatoes I have found. Also I soaked the sweet potatoes in this mixture for 24 hours.It really highlighed the brandy. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
This recipe was awesome!! I only had 1/3 cup of brandy and it still turned out great! Nice change from the marshmallow topped casserole. Even if you don't like sweet potatoes you'll like this! I served with a thick cut center ham slice and brussel sprouts...it was really good. Thanks! Erin Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
This was so good!! I tried it last year and it was a big hit. I experimented a little with the recipe and turned it into a pie:) I have requests from people wanting me to make the pie for their families to enjoy this holiday season. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
This is the fastest easiest dish. And perfectly elegant. Our bottle of brandy sat around doing nothing forever as we don't really drink that much. After trying it in this recipe my hubby refuses to have sweet potatoes any other way! Served with green beans and baked ham and biscuits this has to be one of his all time favorites meals. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
These had a different flavor and everyone loved it. Even my cousin who DOES NOT like sweet potatoes. Only thing i did different was to boil them until cooked before mixing them with the boiing brandy/brown sugar etc. They turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
eh. Just okay. Not bad by any means but not as special as I thought they would be. Nobody at the Thanksgiving table seemed to even notice the brandy. Read More
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