Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced into ½ inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish
  • ½ cup of bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter an ovenproof gratin or casserole dish.
  • Arrange the sweet potato slices in the prepared baking dish and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, bourbon, and syrup and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. As soon as the sauce begins to boil, pour it over the arranged sweet potatoes in the baking dish.
  • Bake at 350°F, turning the sweet potatoes and occasionally spooning liquid from the dish back over the top, until the sweet potatoes are tender, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.

Bourbon Bacon Carrots

“This is such a fun and delicious recipe and it’s easy to make, too! I make it every holiday season! “

–Mario, Twin Retail

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of baby carrots
  • 3 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into short strips
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of bourbon (your choice)
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Blanch baby carrots.
  • Cook bacon strips in a skillet until crispy.
  • Add garlic, carrots, brown sugar and bourbon to the skillet with bacon.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, or longer if preferred, at medium to high heat and then simmer for 5 more minutes on low heat.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve and enjoy!

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