Sweet Potatoes in Bourbon Molasses Glaze

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You know your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes are yummy when they vanish before you get to eat them. I’m assuming these were tasty, since the pan was whistle-clean when I went for my first helping, only to be greeted by the fading fumes of molasses as a small child helped themselves for thirds, and, not coincidentally, lasts.

“Next year, kid,” I plotted, “Scorched earth. Uncle Mark’s making Ghost Pepper sweet taters. We’ll see who’s crying then.” (Probably me. The kid’s smart enough not to eat Ghost Pepper anything).

But that’s another story that hasn’t happened yet. This tale is about the molasses bourbon sweet potatoes I put together at barbecue Thanksgiving last year. Play your cards right, and you too can know the joy of kids demolishing the taters before you get so much as a taste of them. Play your cards intelligently, like I should have, and you’ll set some aside for yourself before serving the things. But I digress.

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Sweet Potatoes in Bourbon Molasses Glaze
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Heat Scale: Mild, last year. This year: blazing (maybe)
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
molasses sweet potatoes
Sweet Potatoes in Bourbon Molasses Glaze
Print Recipe
Heat Scale: Mild, last year. This year: blazing (maybe)
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8-10 servings 20-30 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Boil the sweet potatoes until slightly underdone (about 15 minutes). Drain them, then remove the skin and chop them up.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Combine the molasses, bourbon, butter, and red chile in a sauce pan. Place the sweet potatoes in the baking pan and glaze them evenly with the mixture above.
  4. Bake the sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes.
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Managing Editor | Mark is a freelance journalist based out of Los Angeles. He’s our Do-It-Yourself specialist, and happily agrees to try pretty much every twisted project we come up with.

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