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Purple sweet potatoes mashed.

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Teri & Jenny
A recipe for Purple Sweet Potatoes, mashed. The purple sweet potatoes are so beautiful and vibrant. If you can't find them, you can use regular sweet potatoes. We smothered these mashed purple sweet potatoes with butter and a sprinkle of crushed nuts.
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  • 2 to 3 large purple sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs), peeled and chopped
  • cup heavy cream, warmed
  • ¼ cup (½stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground cardamom
  • salt to taste


  • tablespoons toasted pecans, chopped

maple butter

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with water.
  • Place pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until fork tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and place back into the pot. Add cream, butter and a pinch of salt and mash with a potato masher or with an electric hand mixer until desired consistency has been achieved. Stir in maple syrup, cinnamon and cardamom. Season with salt to taste.
  • For maple butter: Stir together butter and syrup until combined.
  • Scoop mashed sweet potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with maple butter. Finish with a sprinkle of pecans and serve.
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