Brandied Sweet Potatoes
4 medium sweet potatoes
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup water
2 tbsp butter
¼ cup seedless raisins, or ½ cup chopped apple (optional)
¼ cup cognac
Wash sweet potatoes but do not peel. Boil in water to cover until barely soft, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and peel. Slice into a greased casserole.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Bring to a boil the brown sugar, water, butter and raisins. Add cognac and pour mixture over potatoes.
Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes, basting several times with the syrup in the casserole.
Yield 4 servings.