"This is a favorite of ours for many years because it is different from the many mashed sweet potatoes recipes. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com." — Kathy Bennett
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I substituted dark rum for the brandy. I also put chopped pecans mixed with brown sugar on top and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It is delicious!
I didn't like it (and I'll eat almost anything) and neither did the rest of the family.
At first it seemed like the brandy taste was way to strong. What the recipe fails to tell you is that you need to reduce the sauce for awhile until it turns to a soft caramel texture.
I tasted the sauce after it was reduced and it was good, so I still had hopes the recipe would turn out. But the sauce (in my opinion) it too strong even after reduction.
Delicious and different! My son and I really enjoyed these. I agree with some of the other reviewers that you have to cook the sauce down till it loses that strong alcohol flavor and develops a glaze-like consistency. Best sweet potato recipe I've ever tried - definitely a keeper for me!
I made it three times over the Thanksgiving holiday (three different Thanksgivings... mmmmmm) and every time, people wanted the recipe. Its delicious, and I recommend cooking it longer than the recipe says by an extra 20-30 minutes.
Delicious! Much more sophisticated flavor than the usual candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows. The recipe did not say to cook until the glaze thickens, but I assume that's what is supposed to happen. It did take awhile to thicken, but it didn't require constant stirring, so I was able to work on other foods while it was cooking.
As a B.S. nutritionist, I am always looking for low-cal, low-fat options for my patients. This is a lot less sweet than regular candied sweet potatoes. I, and my diabetic husband, really enjoyed this recipe. The brandy really brings out the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and isn't masked by excessive marshmellows!!! I've even shared this recipe with my nutrition ed. classes!
Very good - most definitely not your ordinary yams with melted marshmellows on top. These had a distinct flavor that was not rooted in sugary sweetness. Instead, it was much more refined and complex while the dish itself was lighter on the palette than the standard faire.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 69
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