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Pureed Sweet Potatoes With Maple Syrup

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  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds small sweet potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork. Place on a rimmed baking sheet, cover with foil, and roast until tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  3. Using your fingers, carefully peel the sweet potatoes and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter, maple syrup, nutmeg, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Purée until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl.
By November, 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 285Calories From Fat 28%
  • Fat 9g
  • Sat Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 23mg
  • Sodium 361mg
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Protein 4g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Crock-Pot 5.5-Quart Smart-Pot Countdown Programmable Slow Cooker
Make-ahead: Assemble the puree the day before (but don't heat it). Allow an extra 5 minutes for warming.

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