8 servings

Orange liqueur, nutmeg, and pecans naturally dress up sweet potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 30 to 40 minutes or until tender; drain. Let cool slightly. Peel potatoes, and place in a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons butter, and mash. Add 3/4 cup sugar and next 6 ingredients; mash again, or beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole.

Step 2

Combine brown sugar and remaining 4 ingredients; sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated, shielding with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning.

Step 3

Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare sweet potato mixture and spoon into greased casserole. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking; add brown sugar topping. Bake casserole as directed above.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

Ratings & Reviews

AnnaMelass's Review

November 04, 2012
This is a wonderful dish. I have made this dish a part of my Thanksgiving dinner since 1998.

Blynnsa's Review

November 22, 2010
Excellent recipe, have made this for many years - my family loves this! I usually bake the sweet potatoes, and also decrease the amount of sugar and sweetened condensed milk in the recipe, esp if using the dark red sweet potatoes (they tend to be sweeter naturally). A definite Thanksgiving food for us!