Kennedy's Drunken Sweet Potatoes

You don't always have to cover sweet potatoes with marshmallows. This is a grown-up version that uses lots of bourbon!

Servings: 12

3 1/4 Pounds Peeled Sweet Potato, boiled and mashed, riced or processed through a food mill
2 Orange Rinds, grated
2 Oranges, supremed, and then sections cut in half

2 Tablespoons Fresh Ginger Root, finely grated and mixed with 2T bourbon
3/8 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Bourbon
3/8 Cup Half and Half
1/4 Cup Butter, melted
2 Teaspoons Salt
1/2 Cup Pecan Halves, coarsely chopped
Whole Pecans Halves, for garnish
Crystallized Ginger, minced for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine oranges and brown sugar and set aside
  • Combine bourbon, half and half, butter, fresh ginger, salt, and rind in sauce pan and heat through
  • Mix orange mixture and bourbon mixture into potatoes
  • Add pecan halves and mix
  • Pour into buttered dish and garnish with pecans and crystallized ginger
  • Bake 35-40 min.


Per Serving: 241 Calories; 8g Fat (36.1% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 30g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 13mg Cholesterol; 411mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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