I love experimenting in the kitchen and changing up my favorite’s recipes. I love the Sweet Potatoes casserole from Ruth's Chris restaurants, and I have been making this recipe plenty of time for family holidays. So, since I have a lot of free time, I thought I would mix up these casseroles. If you are looking too impressed with your family for the next family cookout, this is the recipe.
4 lbs. Sweet Potatoes or about 8-9 medium potatoes
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup Bourbon of your choice
1/3 cup Orange Juice
¼ cup Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Apple Pie Spice
1/3 cup Chopped Pecans
Clean the potatoes well. Place the potatoes in a large pot over medium heat. Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Place a lid on the container. Cook about 30-45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the pot from the heat and drain all the water from the Sweet potatoes.
Cool-off the potatoes for 15 minutes. Peel the potatoes—Preheat the oven to 350. Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Using a potatoes masher, mash the potatoes until mainly smooth. Add the butter, Orange Juice, Bourbon, salt and apple pie spice and sugar. Stir until well combined.
Spoon the potatoes into a 3-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the casserole. Cut up some butter to add on top of the pecans. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the potatoes bubbly. Remove the dish from the oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving.