Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Written by Becky

I’ve been dreaming up this recipe for quite some time now. A mashed sweet potato with a few natural flavors added in and a simple praline topping made with pecans, maple syrup and dates. This dish is simple, using high quality ingredients from Liberty Heights Fresh, with all natural flavors, resulting in perfectly sweet and creamy potatoes. Basically, I couldn’t stop eating these. I even had a big bowl for breakfast one morning!

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

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Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. – 1 Chronicles 16:34

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Maple Pecan Praline Topping

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings as a side dish

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe with Maple Pecan Praline Topping

A suger-free sweet potato mash sweetened naturally and topped with a pecan praline.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes, washed but unpeeled
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or cider, warmed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • for the praline (optional)
  • 3/4 cup pecan, toasted and chopped
  • 4 large medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prick each potato in several places with a fork and set on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, about 50-60 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then halve them lengthwise and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, honey and lemon juice and heat until hot. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes. Add 1/2 cup of the apple juice, the honey mixture, salt and pepper. Using the masher, mix lightly until smooth. If the puree isn't smooth mix in additional apple juice as needed or pulse a few times in the food processor. Spoon puree into a warmed serving dish and serve immediately.
  4. for the praline topping
  5. Place the finished potatoes in a baking dish. In a food processor combine the pecans, dates, and maple syrup and pulse until well combined. Spread or scatter the topping over the potatoes and bake for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

Notes

The sweet potato mash is just perfectly creamy and sweet by itself but even more divine with the praline topping!

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When I photographed these I toasted the praline by itself but it is much better when you toast in on top of the potatoes.

Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

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Thanksgiving Menu for the Day:

Appetizer: Butternut Squash Croquettes by Love and Lemons

Main Meat: Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken by Cafe Johnsonia

Side Dish: Green Bean Casserole by Oh Sweet Basil or Blue Cheese and Walnut Mashed Potatoes by Taste and Tell

Cranberry Sauce: Lingonberry Jam Cranberry Sauce by Project Domestication

Rolls: German-style Hard Rolls by Barbara Bakes

Cocktail: Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail by me

Leftovers: Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Soup by Kalyn’s Kitchen

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