Bourbon-Walnut Yams

Bourbon-Walnut Yams

Every holiday, my friends request this recipe! Be sure to check out my cookbook, All Time Favorite Recipes, for more recipes from family and friends. Enjoy!


4 pounds red-skinned yams

1/2 cup whipping cream

6 Tbsp. butter

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

3 Tbsp. bourbon

1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground allspice

3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roast yams on rimmed baking sheet until tender, about 1 hour.

Cool slightly. Scoop inside of yams into large bowl. Discard skins.

Mash yams into coarse puree.

Stir cream and butter into hot yams.

Stir in syrup, bourbon and all spices.

Season with salt & pepper. Sprinkle nuts over and serve.

DO AHEAD. Can be prepared 1 day ahead.

Cover & chill. Re-warm in microwave.

Sprinkle nuts over and serve.

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