Candied Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon

Recipe courtesy Food and Wine

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces

  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup fresh apple cider

  • 3 tablespoons bourbon

  • Kosher salt

  • Preheat the oven to 400°.

  • Grease a 9-by-13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.

  • In a large saucepan of salted boiling water, blanch the sweet potatoes until barely tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well.

  • Spread them in the prepared baking dish in an even layer.

  • In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter with the brown sugar. Whisk in the cider and bourbon, season with salt and bring to a boil.

  • Cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and gently stir to coat.

  • Bake the sweet potatoes until tender and the sauce is syrupy, 35 to 40 minutes.

Prep time:20 min

Cook time:40 minutes



Keywords: sweet-potatoes bourbon


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