Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Mash

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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato MashRecipe
Photo: Quentin Bacon
Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes. This is a fantastic way to use leftover sweet potatoes. Don't have any extras? Bake some sweet potatoes in a 450° oven for 30-35 minutes, until fork tender.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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1/4 cup chopped pecans
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large sweet potatoes, baked

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Place the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes or until pecans are fragrant and begin to darken. Remove from oven, and set aside.

3. In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, orange zest, cinnamon stick, and ground cloves. Bring to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat, and let stand about 5 minutes.

4. Gently scoop out insides of the baked sweet potatoes, and place in a heatproof bowl. Using a potato masher or large fork, mash until there are no lumps left. Heat in microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.

5. Remove the cinnamon stick from the warmed syrup, and discard. Pour the syrup over the mashed sweet potatoes, and top with the toasted pecans. Serve immediately.

Created date

October 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 211
Fat 6 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 35 mg
Calcium 61 mg