Orange Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Posted: December 2, 2011 in Side Dishes
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With the winter holidays fast approaching, I’m beginning to consider what I should add to the family’s holiday meal. Here is a recipe that was a mega-hit at Thanksgiving that I’m sure will appease even the most finicky eaters.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • zest of one orange

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Poke holes in sweet potatoes and place on rack. Cook for 1 hour until sugar oozes from holes and skin begins to wrinkle.

2. Remove potatoes from oven and set on counter. Place a towel over the potatoes and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Remove skin and mash flesh in a large mixing bowl.

3. Season with 1 tsp salt and pepper. Place remaining ingredients in the bowl and mix to combine. Adjust the seasonings to your liking, but do be careful with adding too much bourbon. For a deep orange flavor, you can add orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier in place of or in addition to the bourbon. You can also add 2 tbsp maple syrup for a sweeter side dish.

4. With a hand mixer, whip potatoes until desired consistency. Place in a oven safe contained and warm in oven for 20 minutes. Serve with orange garnish.

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