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Mashed Turnips and Sweets Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sue Carroll,Overbaugh
Added: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 medium-sized turnips, peeled and cut into 1inch cubes
6 large sweet potatoes,peeled and cut into 1inch cubes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter or regular butter
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or regular butter
3 tart,medium red cooking apples,cored and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup whole dates,pitted and snipped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons apple butter (opitional)

Directions:
Directions:
1. In a 6 to 8 quart Dutch oven combine sweet potatoes, turnips, and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling ; reduce heat.Simmer,covered for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.Drain well in a very large colander. Return vegetables to the Dutch oven and add the 3 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon salt.Mash vegetables with a potato masher until nearly smooth.
2. For the relish,in a medium skillet melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Add apples, dates, and brown sugar.Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and the apples are just tender.Stir in the lemon juice and apple butter.
3. To serve, mound hot vegetables in a serving bowl and garnish center with the relish.Makes 10 to 12 side-dish servings.
You can put in oven to keep warm on low heat.
To Make Ahead: Prepare vegetables as directed. Place in a 2 to 2 1/2 quart microwave-safe dish; cool slightly,then cover, and refridgerate.
To reheat microwave,covered,on 70 percent power ( medium-high) for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through, stirring twice. Make relish before serving.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
35 Mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Megan and I tried this recipe for the first time, this Thanksgiving day. We got this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. We added the apple butter for flavor and we loved the taste. So we wanted to share it with all of you.

 

 

 

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