Makes 4 servings5 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp salt Black pepper, to taste 1/2 tsp ground cardamom or nutmeg 1 Tbsp butter 1. Place potatoes on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees 35-45 minutes, or until very soft when squeezed. 2. Cool potatoes until you can handle them. Cut ends off potatoes; peel. Place in a deep bowl and mash. 3. Add maple syrup, salt, black pepper, and ground cardamom or nutmeg; mix well. If desired, reheat briefly in microwave. 4. Serve topped with butter.