You are here: Home » Recipes » Mashed Yams with Maple and Ginger Mashed Yams with Maple and Ginger Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 6 to 8 servings This make-ahead casserole is delicious topped with a handful of dried cranberries. PrintEmail You can bake the yams 3 to 4 days before making the mash. After baking, cool and peel potatoes and refrigerate until ready to mash. For a real time-saver, make this dish ahead and transfer it to an oven-safe casserole. Just before serving, add a generous sprinkle of brown sugar over the top and place in the oven to heat. I like to garnish the potatoes with a handful of sun-dried cranberries. Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or soy margarine, melted1/2 cup maple syrup1/4 cup orange juice1 tablespoon dried orange peel2 teaspoons cinnamon2 tablespoons grated ginger root1/4 cup light cream5 pounds warm, peeled and cooked sweet potatoes or yams* Instructions Combine all ingredients except potatoes in a small saucepan and allow to blend. Place potatoes in a bowl and mash. Fold in melted butter mixture and continue to mash with a potato masher or whisk. Note: To cook sweet potatoes or yams: Bake in a 375F oven 35 to 40 minutes until tender. Cool slightly before peeling and mashing.