Sweet Potato Casserole with Rum and Candied Pecans is a must-have holiday side dish. Fluffy with a spike of rum flavor and crunchy sweet pecan topping, it's the perfect accompaniment toThanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Rum and Candied Pecans

Sweet Potato Casserole with Rum and Candied Pecans is a must-have holiday side dish. Fluffy and creamy with a spike of rum flavor and crunchy sweet pecan topping, it's the perfect accompaniment to Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 389kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • rum sauce
  • 1 cup candied pecans, chopped

For the Rum Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons rum

Instructions

  • Scrub sweet potatoes well and pat dry. Arrange on a baking sheet and with a fork, pierce each potato 2 or 3 times. 
  • Bake in a 400 F oven for about 45 to 50 minutes or until fork-tender. Allow to cool and then peel, discarding skins.
  • In a large bowl, mash the roasted sweet potatoes until smooth. 
  • Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum sauce. Whisk together until well combined. 
  • Transfer the mixture to a buttered baking dish. Smooth top and sprinkle with candied pecans.
  • Bake in a 350 F oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

For the Rum Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter and sugar and cook, stirring regularly, until sugar is melted. 
  • Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer, stirring regularly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in rum.

Nutrition

Serving: 168g | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 19.8g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 979mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 18.3g | Vitamin A: 15% | Vitamin C: 33% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 5%