Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Autumn Spices

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Autumn Spices Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes


3 pounds medium-size sweet potatoes (about 8 oz. each)
1/3 cup peach preserves
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Garnish: crumbled gingersnaps


1. Preheat oven to 350° with oven rack 8 inches from heat. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork; place potatoes on oven rack, and place a piece of aluminum foil on the rack below to catch drips. Bake potatoes 40 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly (about 10 minutes).

2. Peel potatoes, and press through a ricer or mash with a potato masher until smooth. (Do not use a mixer or food processor.) Stir in preserves and next 9 ingredients until well blended. Spoon sweet potato mixture into a lightly greased 2 1/2-qt. baking dish.

3. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until hot.

Brought to the table by Sheri Castle (adapted from The New Southern Garden Cookbook).

Sheri Castle,

Southern Living

November 2012
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