Bourbon Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Turkey with stuffing is just fine for Thanksgiving, but nothing comes close to a serving of these bourbon-spiked sweet spuds. As a kid, my uncle once told me I couldn't have any because they had "firewater" in them. I'm pretty sure that was so he could have more for himself. Some people like a sticky marshmallow topping, but I think this version is a much better way to add a little spunk to the humble yam.

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
6 to 8 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup Bourbon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚. Place potatoes on baking sheet; bake at 375˚F for 1 hour or until tender. Cook slightly (about 15 minutes).

  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350˚F. Peel potatoes, and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in sugar and remaining ingredients until well blended and smooth. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake at 350˚F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

    Bourbon Sweet Potatoes
    Southern Living


United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State (2016; Time Inc. Books)

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