White House Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup

from First Lady Laura Bush

Thanksgiving Dinner


6 lbs fresh sweet potatoes (scrubbed and clean)
1/3 to 1/2 cup of good quality maple syrup
4 tsp puréed canned chipotle chiles (adjust for desired heat)
3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Salt to taste

Cook sweet potatoes until soft in a microwave, by boiling, or by baking at
375 degrees F for up to one hour. Combine syrup, sour cream, chipotle purée,
cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. After potatoes are
cooked and soft, remove the peel and pass through a potato ricer, food mill
or potato masher. Blend in other ingredients with a rubber spatula to
combine. Taste for seasoning and transfer to a warm serving bowl.
Serve immediately.

Source: White House PDF recipe card
downloaded during Bush administration