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Maple-Orange Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey stock or chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 large fresh bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 cloves
  • Juice of 1 orange, plus a few strips of rind
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Several sprigs thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Optional garnishes: chopped candied pecans, chopped smoky bacon, chives


  1. Place the potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Salt the water and cook the potatoes to tender. Drain and return to the hot pot.
  2. Meanwhile, place the stock, syrup, bay, cinnamon, cloves, orange juice and rind, butter, thyme and peppercorns in a small pot over medium-low heat.
  3. Strain the stock and syrup into the sweet potatoes and mash. Adjust the seasoning and serve with toppings candied nuts, bacon and/or chives, if desired.