Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk or cream, slightly warmed
  • Kosher salt for cooking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Zest of 1 orange, minced
  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Mash peeled potatoes until well broken up. (Or use an electric mixer.)
  2. Mix cinnamon, cayenne, cardamom, zest and sugar. Set aside.
  3. Add butter, milk or cream, vanilla and maple syrup to potatoes. Mix well.
  4. Add cinnamon sugar mixture until incorporated and smooth. Salt to taste.

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