Maple-orange mashed sweet potatoes are so good, it would be a mistake to wait until Thanksgiving to have these great mashed sweet potatoes. Forget about those overly sweet candied sweet potatoes with the little marshmallows. You know when you try a new food and it’s so good that when you put it in your mouth you close your eyes and just savor it? This is that good.
Sweet potatoes--maple-orange mashed sweet potatoes
from Cooks Illustrated
Combine butter, cream, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in 3 to 4 quart saucepan; cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with fork, 35 to 45 minutes.
Off heat, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher, or transfer mixture to hopper of food mill and process into warmed serving bowl. Stir in pepper, maple syrup, and orange zest; serve immediately.