Savory Sweet Potatoes

Upgrade your candied yams topped with marshmallows with this sweet & savory recipe for sweet potatoes.


  • 3 lbs Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Orange juiced
  • 1/2 Orange Rind cut in slices
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken or Turkey Stock
  • 1/3 cup Plew Farm Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
  • 4 TBSP Butter sliced
  • 3 slices Bacon cooked & chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pecans choppped
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Cloves
  • 1 pinch Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper to taste



  • Wash, peel, and cut sweet potatoes into pieces no larger than 1 inch.


  • Cover sweet potato pieces with cold water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender. Drain then return to pot.
  • Meanwhile, place stock, syrup, bay, cinnamon, cloves, orange juice and rind, butter, thyme and salt & pepper in a small pot over medium-low heat. Cook until sweet potatoes are tender. 
  • Remove stock from heat and strain into sweet potatoes. Mash potatoes. 
  • Stir in bacon pieces. Adjust seasoning to taste. 
  • Top with chopped pecans. 

Pro Tips

  • Use candied pecans for an even sweeter dish.
  • Replace half of the broth with heavy cream for a creamier mash.

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