Easy Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

"The addition of maple syrup makes these pleasently different. This dish was always popular when I catered holiday dinners. I put a small amount of syrup here but you may certainly add more if you like. I have also cut it down as I doubt that very many folks will be having 100 at their table *wink*. Prep time is actually the mixing time after the potatoes have been baked. Also this can be made the day before and gently reheated (covered) before serving. **EDIT** After several reviewers commenting that the maple flavor is faint I have upped the maple syrup content on Jan 18 "07, please feel free to add more after tasting it if you would like to."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Bake sweet potatoes until tender. Let cool slightly, peel.
  • Mash with salt, butter, and maple syrup.
  • Add cinnamon to taste then continue to mash with the milk or half-and-half to desired consistency.

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  1. I omitted the milk/half&half, and the result was still insanely delicious. Like dessert!
  2. very good, next time i will cut back on the maple syrup
  3. Mashed sweet potatoes are a favorite at our house. This is how I usually make them minus the maple syrup and cinnamon. I could hardly distinguish the maple syrup, however adding the 2 ingredients enhanced the flavor of the sweet potatoes without making them overly sweet. I will be making this again. BTW I also cheated, intstead of baking them I peeled, cut them in chunks and boiled until tender (about 10-15 min). An alternative method if you don't have much time.
  4. Did follow your "to taste" on the cinnamon and used less - and all was very good together!
  5. Best mashed sweet potatoes I've ever had! I didn't add or change a thing. It was easy, delicious and full of flavor! A huge hit on Thanksgiving - I will definitely be making this again!



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