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Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

My sister made this sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving.  She originally wanted to use Guy Fieri’s (a Food Network Chef) recipe but our mom bought maple syrup instead of agave. It was a big hit at dinner, everybody loved it. To make the cooking process more efficient, and because we already have a hundred and one things to do Thanksgiving morning before the guests arrive, cook the sweet potatoes the night before. Cool and refrigerate over night.  Do everything else in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup Jameson whiskey (or other gluten free Whiskey) I promise Jameson is gluten free, click here to see their gluten free statement
  • 2 cups crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1-inch pieces

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

1. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and cook the potatoes whole, do not pierce. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the potatoes are soft. Let cool. When cool, peel and cut into 1/2 inch slices.

2. In a small saute pan lightly toast the pecans over over medium high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the maple syrup and spices. Simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Add the whiskey and simmer for 5 minutes more.

5.  Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 by 8-inch baking dish. Arrange the sweet potatoes, alternating with the apples. Pour the whiskey-pecan mixture over the top..

6. Bake for 30 minutes, basting the top with the whiskey sauce once at 15 minutes.

7. Serve warm.

Published by

Jessica

I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

4 thoughts on “Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

  1. Wow. This recipe sounds incredible! I almost wish Thanksgiving was sooner so I could make this and share it with the fam immediately!

  2. I do enjoy sweet potatoes recipes, but never tried it with whiskey. This is very interesting.

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