Candied Sweet Potatoes

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  • 3 pounds large sweet potatoes, peeled and halved crosswise
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar or Square Deal Farm’s maple sugar would be amazing here
  • ½ stick butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup bourbon

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  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Cut each potato half lengthwise into fourths and place in a buttered 3-quart shallow baking dish.
  3. Simmer the brown sugar, butter, water and salt, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and syrup is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in bourbon to taste. Drizzle syrup over potatoes and bake in middle of the oven, turning or basting occasionally, until syrup is thickened and potatoes cooked through, about 1¼ hours. Season to taste with a sprinkling of salt.
  4. Serves 8

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