Mashed Grapefruit Sweet Potatoes Recipe

The Hale Groves Team


12 small sweet potatoes (71/2 pounds)
½ cup butter, divided (4 ounces)
3 tablespoons dark rum, divided
½ cup brown sugar
2 cups grapefruit sections, cut into chunks
½ cup grapefruit juice
Salt and pepper to taste


Bake the sweet potatoes in a preheated 400 degree oven until soft. Peel and mash with 3 ounces of butter and 1 tablespoon of rum. Reserve until needed. Melt the remaining 1 ounce of butter in a sauté pan. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar is melted and begins to bubble. Add the grapefruit and sauté until the liquid is reduced by ½. Add the grapefruit juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rum. Cook for 1 minute.

Add the mixture to the sweet potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Yield:  12-1 cup servings

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