Sweet Potato Casserole

This is not your grandmother's sweet potato casserole, there are no little marshmallows and there is not a ton of sugar in this recipe. Instead, we let the sweetness of the potato shine with its friends: bourbon, bacon, and pecans are along for the ride.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Bake Potatoes 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8
Calories 589 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes till soft
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar Reserve half of a cup for the pecan bacon topping
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Bourbon
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/4 Pound Bacon Cooked and Chopped
  • 1.5 Cup Pecans Slightly Chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 6 Tablespoons Bacon Fat Warmed
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons Rosemary Fresh Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Sage Fresh Chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cook the potatoes for at least an hour and them drop into a bowl of ice water to cool
  • Place the cooled and peeled sweet potatoes in a large bowl
  • Mix in with the potatoes, the eggs, brown sugar, milk, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon
  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crisp, remove the bacon and set aside
  • In another bowl add the pecans, flour, the reserved half cup of brown sugar, cayenne, the rosemary/sage mix, and the six tablespoons of bacon fat
  • Spoon the potato mixture into a 9X13 baking pan
  • Spread the pecan mixture over the top evenly
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes

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Notes

Note to make the dish Vegetarian just omit the bacon and bacon fat. Can substitute butter and sprinkle Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 589kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 8gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 243mgPotassium: 572mgFiber: 6gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 16.406IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 2mg
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