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Whipped Sweet Potatoes With Cheerwine and Ginger

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Ingredients

3 pounds sweet potatoes

1 1/2 cups Cheerwine

2 ounces fresh ginger, chopped

1 tablespoon allspice berries

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon fresh orange zest

1/4 pound butter

Coarse salt to taste

Freshly ground white pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a sheet pan, roast sweet potatoes whole for 45 minutes, or until soft to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine Cheerwine, ginger, and allspice berries. Bring to a simmer. Add brown sugar and reduce for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often. Add orange zest and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Liquid should be reduced by about half and have a syrup-like consistency. Strain and set aside.
  3. Peel sweet potatoes, cut them across the grain, and put into bowl of a stand mixer. Using a paddle attachment, mix sweet potatoes until smooth. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated. With the mixer on, slowly add Cheerwine mixture to sweet potatoes, tasting halfway through to gauge sweetness. Adjust to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
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