In fall and winter I like to bake or roast sweet potatoes, but I picked up some sweet potatoes right in the middle of a heat wave and running the oven just wasn't going to be happening in my house! So I gave them a quick boil and, using an immersion blender, made a simple puree.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 to 4 tablespoons real maple syrup, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted