Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 40 mins

I usually serve these at Christmas. Good for any special occasion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Arrange sweet potatoes in an oblong baking dish.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, bourbon, and vanilla in a large saucepan and heat to a boil.
  3. As soon as the sauce comes to a boil, pour it over the sweet potatoes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft.
Most Helpful

This was an excellent recipe that we made for Thanksgiving and will be making again and again. The key is that you put the sauce over raw sweet potatoes and bake them so the texture was tender but still had bite. We liked these because they weren't mushy like traditional "candied" yams can be and they weren't as heavy as the sweet potato casseroles often are. The bourbon flavor was really pronounced but not overbearing. I cooked these in a 9 x 13 pan for a full 45 minutes. About halfway through I took a spatula and turned the potatoes so that they would all get the delicious coating. The top form a really nice, little bit gooey, little bit crunchy crust that was so good. Thank you for sharing!

Akikobay November 28, 2002

OMGosh! These sweet taters were stupendous(sp?). I tried this recipe out on my husband and dad. They both thought it tasted delicious and I agreed. I thought the recipe was very easy and the bourbon flavor is a real winner. We do thank you for sharing.

ainsleydoll November 24, 2002

I have fallen in love with this potato recipe. Sinfully sweet and just down right decadent. More like a dessert than a side dish. The entire Wilson family gave it the old YIPEE!! We are going to have it for Thanksgiving and Christmas too. Thanks Nurse Di.

Laylagirl November 12, 2002