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THANKSGIVING: Amaretto Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We were inspired by this dish from Harry & David to whip our own version of amaretto mashed sweet potatoes, a sophisticated take on the classic.

This dish can be made in advance without adding the garnish; reheated in the microwave, garnished and served.

If you like a touch of color and a bit more flavor complexity, some add minced parsley.

Preparation

Ingredients For 6 Servings

  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons Amaretto (almond liqueur) or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A few dashes ground ginger, to taste
  • A few dashes salt, or to taste
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds or candied pecans
  • Optional garnish: fresh parsley, minced
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    Mashed with cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Photo courtesy Harry & David.
     
    Preparation

    1. COOK whole potatoes until done (we used the microwave). Cool to touch. Remove pulp and mash with other ingredients.

    2. TASTE and adjust seasonings as desired.

    3. GARNISH and serve.
      

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