Shipt HQ Potluck Secret Family Recipes: Rachael’s Bourbon Soaked Sweet Potato Pie

Originally from Seattle, shopper success specialist Rachael has brought her family’s legacy recipe down with her to Birmingham. Soaked in bourbon, the sweet potato pie is a tribute to her family distillery in Ireland and her mom who moved to the states when she was only 10 years old. With a kick of bourbon adding a smooth, oaky finish, this dish reminds Rachael of her family’s roots and is the reason why they all gather around each year.

Rachael’s Bourbon Soaked Sweet Potato Pie


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 premade pie crust


In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add sweet potatoes. Let cook for 13-15 minutes, until tender.

Drain water from pot and mash potatoes with a fork, then allow to cool. 

In a small bowl, cream together butter and sugar with hand mixer, then mix in bourbon, eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and 2 cups of the sweet potatoes.

Line a pie tin with pie crust then pour in sweet potato pie filling.

Bake pie at 425ºF for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350ºF and bake for additional 35-40 minutes.

Refrigerate before serving, then enjoy responsibly!

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