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Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Spice Islands®

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

8 servings


1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter OR margarine

1/3 cup bourbon OR orange juice

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Warm sugar, butter, bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan. Slice potatoes 1-inch thick and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour half of the butter bourbon mixture over potatoes, stir until well coated.

Place potatoes in a sprayed 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes; remove pan from the oven and pour remaining sauce over top. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through (fork tender).

Recipe Note:  Grand Marnier can be substituted for bourbon.

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