Monday, November 17, 2008

orange sweet potatoes

Time-consuming, but delicious, beautiful, and a Thanksgiving tradition!

4 lb cooked, peeled sweet potatoes

8 oranges

2/3 cup orange juice

1 Tbsp orange zest (freshly grated)

5 Tbsp brandy or grand marnier

2 tsp salt

pinch pepper

1 tsp ground ginger

12 Tbsp butter, divided

1 cup brown sugar, divided

3 egg yolks

1 cup chopped pecans (4oz)

1 tsp cinnamon

*Cut sweet potatoes in half and bake until soft.  Let cool, and hollow into a large bowl.

*Mix potatoes (I use an electric hand mixer); add orange juice and zest, brandy, 1/4 cup butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and egg yolks.  Beat until soft/smooth.  Set aside.

*Cut off tops of oranges and a little off the bottom (to sit flat).  Scoop out pulp (a spoon works best for this).

*Scoop sweet potato mixture into oranges.

*Topping:  combine remaining butter, cinnamon, pecans, and brown sugar.  Top oranges with mixture.

*Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.


from Jenn's kitchen


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