Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Gourmet | November 2001


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Prick each potato twice with a fork and bake in a foil-lined shallow baking pan in lower third of oven until very tender, about 1 hour. Remove and cool slightly.
  3. Halve potatoes lengthwise and scoop out warm flesh into a large bowl.
  4. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or, for a smoother purée, force through a potato ricer. Stir in butter, cream, syrup, salt, and pepper.