This Christmas I was looking for a sweet potato recipe that did not have the melted marshmellow topping. We found this on gumbopages and have to thank "The Oregonian Food Section" for such a wonderful recipe. The bourbon cooks off and leaves a very rich flavor to complement the pears and sweet potatoes. YUMMY! NOTE: Cane syrup can be difficult to find; I made my own using 1-1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Boil until syrupy.