Place potatoes into 3 qt. saucepan and add water to cover. Heat over med-high heat to a boil. Reduce heat to med. and cook 15 min. or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes well in a colander. Peel potatoes. Return potatoes to saucepan. Mash potatoes. Stir potatoes, syrup, butter, lemon juice, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and 3 T. pecans in med. bowl. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Serve with cracker chips for dipping.