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March 29, 2013

Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes

Maple syrup sweetens these velvety mashed sweet potatoes. Pass a pitcher of warm syrup to drizzle over the top.

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image from sweetpeaskitchen.com

Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes
from Bob’s Sugar House Cookbook

3 pounds sweet potatoes or yams
2 Tablespoons Maine maple syrup
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Additional Maine maple syrup, if desired

Heat oven to 350°. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork.

Place potatoes in 9 x 9 x 2 inch square pan. Cover and bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until potatoes can be easily pierced with a knife.

Slip off skins. Beat potatoes with electric mixer on medium speed until no lumps remain.

Add 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup, the butter, salt, and desired amount of cinnamon. Continue beating until the potatoes are light and fluffy. Drizzle with additional syrup.

(Make ahead tip: Can make these up to 24 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate and then reheat in microwave oven or in slow cooker on low heat setting until warm.)

MF&L Staff at Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine.

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