• 4 cups of peeled/diced sweet potatoes
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups of light cream or milk
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 small onion (minced)
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Sour Cream for Serving (optional)


  1. Boil sweet potatoes in a large covered pot. Reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes until tender
  2. Remove from heat (do not drain)
  3. Sauté bacon until crisp and blot
  4. Reserve about 3 tbsp of bacon fat and sauté onion for 5 minutes
  5. Puree the potatoes and cooking water in a food processor or blender
  6. Return to soup pot, stir in onion, cream, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and crumbled bacon. Serve piping hot.
  7. Put a small dollop of sour cream in each bowl if desired