Bourbon Sweet Potatoes


  • 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


  • 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.
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