Tangerine Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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      A healthy and delicious holiday side dish-mashed sweet potatoes with a slight hint of orange, cinnamon and ginger

      4 pounds sweet potatoes
      1 stick butter, at room temperature
      1/3 cup orange liqueur
      Grated zest of 2 oranges
      1/2 cup tangerine juice
      1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
      1 tsp ground cinnamon
      1 tsp ground ginger

      Scrub potatoes and place in a large saucepan, add water to cover. Bring to boiling over medium heat, lower heat. Simmer 1/2 hour or until just tender, drain.

      Peel when cooled. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 6 cup baking casserole dish.

      Place potatoes in large bowl, mash with potato masher. Add butter, orange liqueur, tangerine zest and juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Beat until smooth with an electric beater.

      Spoon into baking dish. Bake 1/2 hour until top is golden.

      Notes: For an elegant presentation, pipe sweet potato mixture onto a greased baking sheet with a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. When baked, garnish with zest.

      Number of Servings: 8

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