Sweet potatoes with orange and bourbon. I use 1/2 cup sugar but if you prefer candied sweet potatoes, use the whole cup. Orange juice can be substituted for the bourbon if you are serving to small children. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Boil sweet potatoes until tender.

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  • Peel and mash until more or less lumpless. Add brown sugar, orange juice and zest, bourbon, butter or margarine, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well. Spread in shallow dish (10 inch deep dish pie plate works well).

  • Bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven. Top with marshmallows and broil very briefly.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 85.8g 28% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 183.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
I have made this recipe just as it is (except with a little less bourbon:) or have combined it with a sweet potato souffle recipe and it has been phenomenal both ways. Whenever Thanksgiving comes around my friends are constently asking for the recipe. To combine it with a souffle recipe I simply fold in one or two eggs and add about a teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe. I then add a crubled pecan topping that consists of pecans brown sugar and butter. Yum!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2012
This was ok I have a better one that I use all the time and want to keep the best so will discard this one. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
I have made this recipe just as it is (except with a little less bourbon:) or have combined it with a sweet potato souffle recipe and it has been phenomenal both ways. Whenever Thanksgiving comes around my friends are constently asking for the recipe. To combine it with a souffle recipe I simply fold in one or two eggs and add about a teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe. I then add a crubled pecan topping that consists of pecans brown sugar and butter. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
This is so good. Not too sweet. I chose to leave the marshmellows out. I have made it several times now and everyone loves it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2007
Yummy! Didn't have the bourbon or the pumpkin pie spice so added allspice cinnamon and nutmeg. Browned the marshmallows as recommended. It came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2007
Loved it and so did my family. It's now my favorite recipe for sweet potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2005
This was very good but the orange flavor was overpowering. Might be good for someone who doesn't like the flavor of sweet potatoes. Next time I make it (and I'll definitely make it again) I'll half the amount of orange the recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2007
Easy and delicious. I didn't have an orange so I substituted with std orange juice and it turned well. This will be a fall staple at our dinner table. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2010
This is a great way to prepare sweet potatoes! I cut the sugar to 1/4 c. use 1/4 c. o.j. (no zest) and cut the bourbon to 1/4 c. And I don't use the marshmallows. It's still plenty sweet and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
This was a hit both times I prepared it! Once I brought it to a picnic on the trail party and it was great heated in a fireplace! Second time it was just as good for a Thanksgiving side dish... Everyone loves it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2010
Great dish! I loved the addition of the orange flavor and zest in sweet potatoes! No bourbon and don't need marshmallows - it's sweet enough. Maybe candied pecans on top would give it a nice crunch? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2012
This was ok I have a better one that I use all the time and want to keep the best so will discard this one. Read More
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