Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
1 3/4 to 2 pounds sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Lightly rub the sweet potatoes with the olive oil. Place on a foil-lined baking
sheet and bake until tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending upon their
size. Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.
Peel the sweet potatoes and transfer the flesh to a large bowl. Add the cream,
bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, and salt, and beat on high speed with a
hand-held mixer until smooth. Cover to keep warm until ready to serve.
Makes 4 cups