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Bourbon Recipe: Drunken Bourbon Yams

By The Bourbon Flight

A simple twist on a holiday favorite.  Drunken Bourbon Yams are sure to delight all who indulge.

  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided, plus more for dish
  • 6 sweet potatoes (4 pounds)
  • 1/4 c. bourbon
  • 4 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly butter a 2-quart baking dish. Roast potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet until a knife easily inserts into centers, 1 hour. Cool enough to handle, then remove and discard skins. Coarsely chop potatoes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  2. Mash together potatoes, bourbon, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl. Season with salt. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Combine pecans, cinnamon, remaining 4 tablespoons butter, and 3 tablespoons sugar in a second bowl. Sprinkle over potatoes.
  3. Bake until bubbly and warmed through, 30 to 35 minutes.

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