Sweet Bourbon Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
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4 large sweet potatoes, peeled

Salt, for water, plus 1/2 teaspoon for potato mixture

3/4 cup whipping cream

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons molasses

6 tablespoons butter

1/8 cup bourbon

Brown sugar, for garnish


  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a pot of cold water with salt and bring to a rapid boil; about 20 minutes. Drain and return back into pot to mash.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients, except the brown sugar. Allow to simmer over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture is creamy. Pour mixture over potatoes, adding a dash of salt for flavor and stir. Sprinkle potatoes with brown sugar.

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