Sweet Potato Casserole
For the spiced
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon coriander
2 cup chopped pecans
For the potatoes:
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
To prepare the pecans, melt
the butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add the brown sugar, cayenne
pepper, and coriander. Stir well, and then add the nuts, coating them
thoroughly. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes,
stirring occasionally. Allow to cool completely.
the potatoes, bring them to a boil in a large pot of salted water. Cook until
tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes and put into a large bowl.
Add the butter and dark rum and beat with an electric hand mixer until the
potatoes are creamy. Stir in brown sugar, honey and ginger. Sprinkle pecans on
top of each serving.