Rita Wilson's Orange Praline Yams

Recipe creator's name:  dash
Preparation time:  30 minutes
Total time:  1 hour, 15 minutes
Servings:  6
Ingredients:
  • 4 lbs yams (cooked and whipped with an electric mixer)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange rind grated
  • 3 Tbsp brandy (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • For the praline topping:
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked yams, orange juice, rind, brandy (if using), salt, ground ginger, butter, and brown sugar. Pour mixture into a shallow baking dish.

2.
Mix together praline topping, and pour evenly over potato mixture.

3.
Bake at 350°F for 30 to 45 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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