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Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes

A sweet side dish from Barack Obama's inaugural luncheon.

Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes Photo Yield: 2 Quarts



  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

  2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast until easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.

  3. Peel the skin off of the sweet potatoes while still hot. By hand or mixer smash potatoes until smooth and all large chunks are gone.

  4. Combine the potatoes, butter, salt, orange juice, brown sugar, ground cumin, molasses and maple syrup in a large bowl. Continue to mix all together until well combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Can be made one day ahead.

Source: Today Show

See the rest of Barack Obama's Inauguration Menu.