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Mashed Maple Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

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“This sweet potato casserole tastes like it has a bit of orange in it (but it doesn't). My aunt made it at Thanksgiving and I rapidly 'borrowed' the recipe! She said she got it from foodnetwork.com.”
READY IN:
2hrs 30mins
SERVES:
20-25
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bake whole sweet potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour at 375°F Cool for about 20 minutes.
  2. Peel potatoes and put them into a large mixing bowl with lemon juice and zest, syrup, and brown sugar.
  3. In a large sauce pan, heat bourbon on high until boiling. Gently and CAREFULLY, tilt the pan so it catches on fire (to burn off the alcohol). Extinguish.
  4. Add potatoes to bourbon, along with the butter, salt and pepper.
  5. Place mixture in a 13x9 inch baking dish. This can be refrigerated for up to 2 days before serving.
  6. Mix topping ingredients together right before you are ready to serve. Sprinkle on top of dish.
  7. Bake from 20 minutes at 375°F.

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