Bourbon Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

Made in my house for every family gathering and holiday. Possibly the most delicious thing you'll EVER eat--even if you don't like yams, which I don't.


  1. In a skillet, brown the pecans (can also be done in the oven).
  2. In a big pot, boil the yams for 12 minutes with water just covering them.
  3. After 12 minutes, drain the water and replace with ice cold water to stop the cooking--peel and slice the potatoes.
  4. In a big pan melt the brown sugar and butter together until saucy.
  5. Add the bourbon and optionally flambé.
  6. Add heavy cream, blend together.
  7. Add the sliced yams to the pan and mix around with the sauce.
  8. Add the pecans and mix together while heating for a little bit, but not to cook the yams completely.
  9. Pour everything into a casserole dish and heat in the oven at 375° for 25 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.


Most Helpful

LaLa, these were perfect, decadent and simply wonderful. A classic!

JaniceJean December 27, 2002

This is an incredibly good recipe. By far the best sweet potato dish I have ever eaten.

Funda December 11, 2003

Thank you so very much for this one. Last year I was hosting Thanksgiving for 2 families and had a rush towards the end trying to find a good side recipe. I hadn't found any original Sweet Potato recipes and stumbles across this one. It was one of the favorite items at last years dinner. It has become a page in my Thanksgiving Dinner recipe book. It was simple to do and the taste, Wonderful. Thank you again.

TeleComCal October 14, 2003

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