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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bourbon-Spiked Sweet Potato Puree

Rich in nutrients, velvety smooth in texture and sweet on the tongue, the sweet potato is particularly complemented by spicy or sweet southern-style recipes. Pureed, mashed, in a casserole or spice-rubbed, try one of these warming, hospitable dishes for your next gathering.

5 pounds medium unpeeled sweet potatoes or yams
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup good-quality bourbon
1/4 cup dark brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times and roast them in a large nonstick roasting pan for about 1 hour, or until soft and browned on the bottom. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove the skin, leaving as much caramelized flesh as possible. Cut the potatoes into large chunks and transfer to a food processor. Add the lemon juice and zest, season with salt and pepper and process until smooth.

In a large nonreactive saucepan, combine the bourbon and brown sugar and bring just to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and stir until blended.

Make ahead:

The puree can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Warm the sweet potato puree over low heat, then transfer to a large bowl and serve.


  1. sarap naman nyan tita ces, tama ba ang tagalog ko? minatamis na potato? ngayon lang ata ako nakarinig nyan pero parang ang sarap lantakan ano?

  2. Halo ces, thanks sa mga msgs. Pwera buyag kusug na molihok pero lahi ra atong buntis ko kay jake nga manipa jud around 9 or 5 sa buntag ky gigutom, hehehe kini mosugot ra way kan anay hinay ra siya ug sipa.
    2 na ako blog ces ky gipalitan mn ko domain ako sis, nya nkadaug sd ko contest naa free domain ako sd i open lain blog arn 3 na. akong gi close ang usa nga a $1/day ky wala nku visitors didto.
    Musta nmn ka, mura wala nay jetlag ha ky nagbaha update hehehe. regards nlng ko imu family and jacob.

  3. Im sure my father in law would love this hehehe..

  4. Hello Ms. Cecille, that's a lovelyyummy puree...

  5. another delicious recipe from you mommy ces. thanks again for sharing it. have a nice day!