Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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This delicious recipe calls for a great fusion of flavors with salty and sweet ingredients and a kick from bourbon. Here's your perfect go-to side dish when serving turkey, chicken or ham. Enjoy Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons Xagave

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Prick sweet potatoes with fork and on a baking sheet, bake in middle of oven until soft, about 1 hour.
     
  2. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and transfer to a large bowl.
     
  3. Add bourbon and 6 tablespoon butter and mash with a potato masher.
     
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
     
  5. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish. In a small sauté pan, melt remaining butter and cook pecans until fragrant, about 3 - 5 minutes.
     
  6. Salt to taste. Reduce oven to 325 degrees F.
     
  7. Arrange pecans on top of sweet potatoes and drizzle with Xagave.
     
  8. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until heated through and pecans are slightly browned.

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When the sweet potatoes really become very plentiful, that is the time I really expand my recipe "book". My whole family loves them and I have not found a recipe we did not like. Of course there are a few that we love more than the others and this one looks like it will rank up pretty in the list.

During Thanksgiving, we usually have some sort of sweet potato recipe. For the most part, yams. There is a new way to prepare the come to expect side dish. Sounds delicious.

What is Xagave, please? Here in the UK we do not have that. Is it artificial sweetner? We do have Splenda, Hermestatas, Canderal. Advice please.

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