Bourbon Spiked Sweet Potato Puree

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

" The bourbon and brown sugar with lemon really set this sweet potato recipe up for a taste treat. Great recipe for the holidays, Thanksgiving - anytime. The neat thing is that this recipe can be made up to a day in advance and simply be reheated. It is great for a family gathering as it will serve 8. The recipe source is "Food and Wine". Canadian whiskey, like Crown Royal, may be subbed for the boubon."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (298.2 g)
  • Calories 245.2
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 63.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 14.2 g
  • Protein - 3.1 g
  • Calcium - 49.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450f

Step 2

Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times, place in a roasting pan and roast for about 1 hour or until they are soft and slightly browned on the bottom

Step 3

Cool until you can handle them. Remove peel leaving as much of the carmelized potato as possible.

Step 4

Cut the potatoes into chunks, place in a food processor. You may have to process them in a couple of batches. Work them until they are pureed, add lemon and lemon zest mix well

Step 5

Combine the brown sugar and boubon in a pot and bring it just to a boil - remove right away. Add to sweet potatoes and stir until well blended

Step 6

You may now serve them or refrigerate until you wish to serve them allowing time to reheat them. Heat over a low heat stove top or heat in the oven covered for about 25 minutes

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I have never had bourbon before, so this was an experience for me. It was very interesting, in a good way! It was not sweet but had the full flavour of the bourbon which would fit in nicely with a turkey! DH does not like sweet anything on his plate so he was really happy with this dish. I did not have lemon, but used fresh lime juice/zest. Lovely accents to the bourbon. Thank you Bergy for sharing, will be making for Thankgiving. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(24 Sep 2012)