Sweet potato side dish with candied pecans


Serves 4.


Ingredients:

POTATO dish:

2 medium (about 3 1/2 pounds) orange sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

¼ cup Gourmet Inspirations Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce

PECANS garnish:

1 tablespoon butter

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons sugar

 

Instructions:

  • Combine sweet potatoes and enough water to cover in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over high heat 5-6 minutes or until water comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain. Cool slightly.
  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Place sweet potatoes and all remaining potato ingredients including Gourmet Inspirations Creamy Peppercorn Whisky Sauce into bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.
  • Melt butter in small nonstick skillet until sizzling; add pecans and sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until pecans are golden. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon potato mixture into lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with candied pecans. Cover; bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
  • Enjoy on the side of turkey dinner!