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Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup*

3 3⁄4 lb sweet potatoes
1⁄2 stick (4 Tbsp) butter
1⁄3 cup maple syrup
1⁄2 tsp each salt and pepper
1⁄3 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
1 1⁄2 cups miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 400F. Have ready a rimmed baking sheet and 1 1⁄2-qt shallow baking dish.

Pierce each potato once with a fork and place on a baking sheet.

Bake 50 min to 1 1⁄4 hours until very soft. When cool enough to handle, split potatoes and scrape pulp into a large bowl. Add butter, syrup, salt and pepper; mash until smooth. Spoon into baking dish. Cover with foil.

Heat oven to 350F. Bake 30 minutes until hot. Remove foil. Sprinkle with pecans, then marshmallows; bake 6 to 7 minutes until marshmallows are slightly toasted.

Serves 8 Active: 20 min/Total: About 2 hr 10 min

Per serving: 303 cal, 3 g pro, 54 g car, 5 g fiber, 9 g fat (4 g sat fat), 15 mg chol, 229 mg sod

Womans Day 11/16/04