Romance Cooks

Orange-Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes – TL Schaefer

When my husband was still on active duty, we’d have his Airmen over for a hugely fun and laughter-filled Thanksgiving Day that began with touch football and ended with many early-afternoon naps and a lot of take-home plates. Since I’m not overly fond of candied yams or marshmallowed sweet potatoes, I “borrowed” this recipe from Emeril, then changed it to make it my own. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, year after year.

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Orange-Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

4 large sweet potatoes

1/2 stick butter

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup bourbon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

· Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

· Bake potatoes in microwave 12-15 minutes, or until fork tender.

· While still somewhat hot, peel the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Discard the skins and any tough, stringy fibers. Add the butter, and with an electric mixer, beat out the lumps. Add the sugar, eggs, orange juice, heavy cream, and brandy, and mix until smooth. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and mix well. Re-season, to taste.

· Spoon the sweet potato mixture into casserole dish. Bake until puffed and slightly golden, about 20 minutes.

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