I concocted this recipe for Christmas 2011, knowing I wanted to make something with sweet potatoes and apples to go with my homemade cranberry sauce and green beans. After some Google searching, I found a recipe I liked, but thought it was too bland. So, I doubled the measurements for the non-sweet potato ingredients and it was a hit!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes 4-6 servings
- 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (about 5 medium sized sweet potatoes)
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced (I suggest Granny Smith because the tartness of the apples offsets the sweetness of the other ingredients)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Dash of cinnamon to taste
- Prepare Sweet Potatoes:
- Add sweet potatoes to boiling water and cook until tender. You know they are done when the skin starts to fall off in the pot).
- Place sweet potatoes in metal strainer. Run cold water over them for a couple minutes to cool them off.
- Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, gently peel skin off with your fingers.
- Mash in a large bowl using a potato masher or large fork. Set aside. (Be sure to measure potatoes before mashing to confirm you have enough).
- Prepare Apple and Butter Mixture:
- Melt butter in a large saucepan.
- Add diced apples and cook until tender.
- Combine Ingredients:
- Add apple and butter mixture to the mashed sweet potatoes and stir until well blended.
- Stir in apple juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and cinnamon.
- When ready to serve, heat over low heat until hot.