Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Kentucky Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Mozelle Lanclos 0

"This recipe was been in the family for years, I don't know where it came from. The only thing I changed was amount of bourbon. If you prefer to use canned sweet potatoes, it takes three (18 ounce) cans."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 529 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 529 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 93.6g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 269 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange sweet potatoes in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Combine sugar, butter, bourbon and vanilla extract in a large saucepan and heat to a boil. As soon as the sauce comes to a boil pour it over the sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
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  1. 77 Ratings


I love this recipe, my mother used to make it when I was a kid... she used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar! Try it..

Betsy Babe

This is the absolute BEST (and easiest) recipe for sweet potatoes I've found. I substituted brown sugar for the white & ended up having to bake it a bit longer. It was a HUGE hit, a MUST try even if you THINK you don't like sweet potatoes!


I made this for a crowd - it was a big hit - especially with my husband! I did make a couple of substitutions - I used 8 large potatoes and doubled the sauce. I used brown sugar and some honey - not quite 2 cups total but close. I stirred and turned the potatoes several times and sprinked the top with a little cinnamon. You couldn't taste a lot of liquor - just a hint which surprised me. It was clearly an adult sweet potato recipe - not the cloyingly sweet marshmallowy mess and we really, really liked this one. A real winner in our book.