Happy Thanksgiving to all the Women of Whiskey and their families! If your a bourbon babe then you probably love this holiday. There are so many possibilities to add some bourbon into your thanksgiving feast! I love thanksgiving and I love cooking for family and friends. I will definitely be adding some bourbon to our holiday this year!
Yesterday, I went and picked up a pie from Johanna at Defloured Bakery. It is a gluten-free pumpkin pie with a gingersnap crust and kissed with bourbon! I really can't wait to taste this.
In addition to my traditional candied yams, I am adding some Bourbon Pecan mashed sweet potatoes to the table.
Bourbon Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, a couple of handfuls
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Salt and pepper
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and cook 12 to 15 minutes until very tender. Drain sweet potatoes in a colander. Return pan to medium heat. Add butter to the pan. When butter melts, add nuts and toast for 2 minutes. Add sugar and let it bubble. Add bourbon and cook out alcohol, 1 minute. Add orange juice and the cooked sweet potatoes. Smash with a masher and season the sweet potatoes with nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Happy cooking and Happy Thanksgiving!
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