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
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