Sweet potato casserole flavored with Tennessee whiskey, brown sugar, and topped with candied pecans. A rich and comforting take on a classic holiday dish that has been in my family for years. We've had it at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. For best results make sure potatoes are drained of as much water as possible.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 7 minutes; drain. Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add 3/4 cup brown sugar, Tennessee whiskey, 1/4 cup softened butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the potatoes; stir to incorporate. Spread mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish.

  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small skillet over low heat. Stir 3/4 cup brown sugar into the melted butter until incorporated. Add pecans to skillet; cook and stir until the pecans are completely coated in the butter mixture, 2 to 3 minutes. Top sweet potato mixture with the pecans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

585 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 61g 20% DV; fat 35.4g 55% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 554.3mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2013
I've had this dish several times now and it's always fantastic & a crowd-pleaser. It has just the right amount of crunch thanks to the pecans and the whiskey nicely rounds out the flavor profile. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2013
I've had this dish several times now and it's always fantastic & a crowd-pleaser. It has just the right amount of crunch thanks to the pecans and the whiskey nicely rounds out the flavor profile. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2019
This was a great new side to try! I followed it as written. I wish a little more of the whiskey had cooked off for myself. However don't let this scare you away! I loved it and will make it again. Read More