12 small sweet potatoes (7-1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup butter, divided (4 ounces)
3 tablespoons dark rum, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups Grapefruit Sections, cut into chunks
1/2 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 1/2. Add the grapefruit juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rum. Cook for 1 minute.
Add the mixture to the sweet potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 12 1-cup servings.