Maple Walnut Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Divvy the labor: Adults peel cooked potatoes. Kids mash potatoes;place in baking dish. Sprinkle on topping.


  •     4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 large)
  •     Cooking spray
  •     1/4 cup maple syrup
  •     2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  •     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •     1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  •     1 tablespoon butter, softened


Preheat oven to 350°. Place potatoes on oven rack or a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes and mash. Stir in syrup,1 tablespoon brown sugar, and salt. Preheat broiler. Spread potato mixture into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine walnuts, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and butter. Sprinkle walnut mixture over potatoes; broil 2 to 4 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned.

Yield: serves 10 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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