Monica's Kentucky Rumbo Honey Yams - VeryVera

Monica’s Kentucky Rumbo Honey Yams

  • Prep Time: 45m
  • Cook Time: 1h


  • 8 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 c + 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar (divided)
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter + 1 tbsp. (divided)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 2 tbsp. Jack Daniels bourbon
  • 2 tbsp. Appleton rum
  • 1 c Truth Honey (Bourbon)
  • 6 oz frozen orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • marshmallows (optional)
  • orange zest (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Boil potatoes in water with 1 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar until semi-soft to touch (poke with fork to test).
  3. Drain potatoes, let cool, peel and slice. Layer potatoes in the prepared casserole dish.
  4. In a small pot, combine the butter, cinnamon, allspice, brown sugar, frozen orange juice and honey. Cook on medium heat, stirring until sugars are dissolved.
  5. Add the bourbon and rum.
  6. In a separate small bowl, whisk the cornstarch and water. Pour into the mixture on the stove and bring to a boil for 2 minutes to help thicken.
  7. Pour the thickened mixture over the sliced sweet potatoes.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, oven dependent.
  9. Add marshmallows to the top and broil 1-2 minutes to slightly brown. Garnish with orange zest.