Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving/Maple Monday-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I never really liked sweet potatoes in the past but after some urging from my mom recently, I relented and tried them again. It turns out I actually do like sweet potatoes! It had been so long since I last tried them my taste buds must of changed since then.
A few days ago I cooked with these orange tubers for the first time and they turned out really delicious! I found a recipe for mashed sweet potatoes on Cooks.com and I spruced the recipe up a little by adding maple syrup and a little apple butter to the potatoes before mashing them together.

For the sake of holidays the recipe below is double of what I made so it should serve about 10.


Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

8 medium sweet potatoes, about 4 pounds
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons apple butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
cinnamon, to taste
1/4 cup milk

Cook sweet potatoes in boiling water until tender. Let cool slightly and then peel. Mash together with salt, butter, apple butter and maple syrup. Add cinnamon to taste then Continue to mash with the milk, adding a little at a time, to desired consistency. Garnish with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Serve warm.

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