Karen's Bourbon Candied Sweet Potatoes

Karen's Bourbon Candied Sweet Potatoes
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Prep Time

< 30 minutes

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Total Time

< 60 minutes

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Servings

6

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Calories

390

Per Serving

Ingredients

3 pounds sweet potatoes

¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar

¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

2 tablespoons grated lemon peel

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons bourbon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla

¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  • 1.
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place potatoes in large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Drain; let cool.
  • 2.
    Peel and slice potatoes. Layer slices in 13x9-inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 3.
    Combine sugar, butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, bourbon, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in small bowl; stir well. Drizzle syrup over potatoes. Sprinkle with nuts, if desired.
  • 4.
    Cover; bake 40 minutes or until tender. Spoon syrup over potatoes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Calories390
Total Fat8g
Carbs74g
Protein4g
Trans Fat0g
Sodium190mg
Sugar37g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol20mg
Dietary Fiber8g