This cider-spiked, velvety mash shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays although you should save or store some of these tasty tubers for the occasion.

Roasted Sweet Potato Mash with Cider and Ginger

This cider-spiked, velvety mash shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays although you should save or store some of these tasty tubers for the occasion.

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a fork, pierce a few holes in the sweet potatoes. Bake for about one hour or until soft. Meanwhile bring the cider to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the cider is reduced to about 1 cup. Stir in the ginger and butter. Set aside.

When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, scoop the flesh from the skins into a large bowl and mash. Gradually stir in enough of the cider mixture until the desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.