Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until very soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool 20 minutes.
  • When cool enough to handle, peel them by hand and put the flesh in the bowl of a mixer.
  • Using a paddle attachment, mix in the lemon zest and juice, maple syrup and brown sugar.
  • Place the bourbon in a small saucepan and place over high heat. Let it come just to the boil and then tilt the pan slightly towards you to set it aflame*.
  • Add to the potatoes along with the butter. Mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper and transfer to a 13 by 9-inch oven-safe casserole dish. (Recipe can be made to this point up to 2 days before, refrigerated.)
  • Sprinkle topping over potatoes and bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Alternatively, you may simply sprinkle the top of the casserole with a little bit of brown sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  • *This method does not "burn off" the alcohol.
  • Crumb topping:
  • Mix the flour, brown sugar, salt, pepper, thyme and pecans together in a small bowl. Add the butter and work with your fingers until a crumbly mass forms.

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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    I made this again this year for Thanksgiving. And once again it was enjoyed by all! Added a pic this time. Used bourbon this time.
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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    This is wonderful! I didn't have bourbon so I used Licor 43 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licor_43) instead and for the topping I combine about 1/2 cup crumbled golden round cracker crumbs, 2 tbsp brown sugar and about 1 tbsp torn fresh thyme leaves. Everyone really enjoyed it at our Thanksgiving feast! Sorry no pic this time. Thanks, Tina! Mashed Maple Boubon Sweet Potatoes
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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    Do you think it would compromise the dish if I left out the pecans? We're having a guest with a nut allergy.
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    " It was excellent "
    canzi ate it and said...
    P.S. I doubled the crumb topping and used fresh thyme too!
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    " It was excellent "
    canzi ate it and said...
    This turned out excellent! Everyone loved it at Thanksgiving.
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  • suzalleogram 6 years ago
    Thanks for the post :)
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    " It was excellent "
    canzi ate it and said...
    This looks freakin' good! I think I'll make this for Thanksgiving.
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    OOhhh!! I have made this, almost the EXACT recipe...and LOVE it. (Then again, just about anything with Bourbon works for me :)
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