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Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Pears Recipe

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This recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Pears, by , is from The Neenan Guide to Food, Family and Fun, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mandy Steed
Added: Saturday, January 12, 2008


5 lb sweet potatoes
4 T butter, room temperature
1 large can pears (~8 halves)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Pierce potatoes with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake until very tender, about 1 hour.
Puree pears with 1/4 cup pear juice.
Remove potatoes from oven, scoop out inside of potatoes from skins, and place in electric mixer. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
Add butter to potatoes; mash until smooth.
Mix in pear puree, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. (Can season with salt and pepper too).
Butter a 9x13 dish, add potatoes. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes.
(Can be made ahead, covered, and chilled prior to 2nd baking. Bring to room temperature before placing in oven).




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