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Manhattan Sweet Potato Mash

A potato masher, usually handy, isn't necessary for this recipe that was inspired by a classic cocktail. When roasted in their skins, the potatoes' flesh will be soft enough to mash with a spoon or fork. Prep: 20 minutes; Bake: 1 hour 10 minutes.

MyRecipes DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, washed and unpeeled
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Dried cherries, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 425º. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake at 425º for 1 hour or until soft. Let cool; peel. Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl.

2. Heat cream and butter in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Add cream mixture and remaining ingredients to potatoes. Mash together with a spoon or fork until liquid is absorbed.

3. Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until warm. Serve immediately.


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