but where's the rum?

My friend Camdin was over last night and noticed that I still had a half a handle of Captain Morgan sitting atop my fridge. I had gotten it for a themed party a few months back and not being collegians anymore couldn't hang with that amount of alcohol as I had predicted. What on earth are you going to do with all that she asks?

On the Food Network I found this recipe for Rum glazed potatoe, apple and chetnut gratin. Sounds delicious... It only takes up 2 tablespoons though, I may need some more ideas!!

3 pounds sweet potatoes, pricked several times with a skewer

3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/8ths

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup halved vacuum-packed roasted chestnuts (available at specialty food shops)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

2 tablespoons dark rum

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground mace

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the sweet potatoes in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until tender. Let them cool. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them diagonally into 1/4-inch slices. In a bowl toss the apples with the lemon juice and arrange them with the sweet potato slices in a buttered 14-inch gratin dish. Sprinkle with the chestnuts. In a stainless steel or enameled saucepan, cook the remaining ingredients over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Spoon the mixture oven the sweet potatoes and apples and bake the gratin in the middle of the oven, basting occasionally, for 30 minutes, or until the apples are just tender and the sweet potatoes are heated through. The uncooked gratin can be assembled 1 day ahead and kept refrigerated, covered. Bake, uncovered, basting occasionally, for 40 minutes. Put the gratin under a preheated broiler about 4 inches from the heat until the edges are browned lightly.

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