Whiskey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 40 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for preparing baking dish
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup, preferably amber
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 2 cups crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1-inch pieces
Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and cook the potatoes whole, do not pierce. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Lightly squeeze the potatoes - if they are soft, they are done. Let cool.

In a small saute pan over high heat, add the pecans and lightly toast. Add 4 tablespoons of butter, reduce the heat to medium, add the agave and spices, and allow to simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the whiskey and continue to simmer for 5 minutes more.

Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Butter 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 and place in the oven.

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

Remove and serve immediately.

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