- Prep 15 MIN
- Total 1 HR 30 MIN
- Servings 6
Maple syrup sweetens these velvety mashed sweet potatoes. Pass a pitcher of warm syrup to drizzle over the top.
3 pounds red garnet sweet potatoes or yams
2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg
Additional maple-flavored syrup, if desired
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork. Place potatoes in square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Cover and bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife.
2 Slip off skins. Beat potatoes with electric mixer on medium speed until no lumps remain. Add 2 tablespoons syrup, the butter, salt and desired amount of cinnamon. Continue beating until potatoes are light and fluffy. Drizzle with additional syrup.
- Cover and refrigerate whipped sweet potatoes up to 24 hours. Reheat in microwave oven or in slow cooker on low heat setting until warm.
- Sprinkle chopped toasted pecans over sweet potatoes.