"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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sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
packed brown sugar
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.
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.
This recipe has been updated to include a step for boiling the sweet potatoes, as per the original submission.
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.
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!
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
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
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 104
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