Bourbon-Laced Sweet Potatoes

The splash of bourbon in this recipe really complements the flavor of sweet potatoes and emphasizes the spices.
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked (see Note below)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2 percent)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
As soon as the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them and place in the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the butter and brown sugar, and mix at medium speed until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients, and mix for 2 minutes. Serve at once, or gently reheat if desired. Makes 4 servings.

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Note: Sweet potatoes can be boiled, roasted and fried, but for this recipe the texture is better when they are baked. Also, they are very easy to peel when baked. To bake, wash them well and poke several holes in the skin with a fork. Place on a pan in a 375°F oven, and cook until fork tender, about 45 minutes. You can save some time by baking them in the microwave for 5 or 6 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork, but the texture is slightly different.

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