When the holidays are near I start looking for new recipes for old favorites! I recently came across a different way to prepare sweet potatoes in my new issue of Midwest Living magazine. I decided to try it yesterday when I had my granddaughter Samantha and her family over for dinner. It was a “have another helping” success. Two year old Lydia enjoyed it as well, but then Lydia likes just about everything. I am giving you the recipe as it was printed but mine was cooked in about 30 minutes and I kept the temperature pretty low. As I have mentioned before I have a knack for scorching food! It’s going to be on my holiday menu!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Orange and Mascarpone
1/4 cup butter ( half a stick)
3 # sweet potatoes ( 5-6 medium) peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup orange juice
3 Tablespoons pure Maple syrup
4 oz. mascarpone cheese
2 tsp. orange zest
1 tsp. ground cardamom
Melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sweet potatoes. orange juice and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until fork tender, about 45 minutes ( it didn’t take mine that long). Remove from heat ( DO NOT drain). Mash with a potato masher, stir in mascarpone cheese, grated orange zest and cardamom. Serve warm. Stay warm and have a good week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.