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Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • pinch of cayenne
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake sweet potatoes until very soft and starting to ooze, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Let sweet potatoes cool a touch and then remove and discard skins and place pulp in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  • Add half and half, butter, and bourbon and beat until smooth. Season to taste with cayenne, salt and black pepper.