Thursday, November 21, 2013

Apple Infused Sweet Potato Mash



Although we love sweet potato fries, we rarely ever make mashed sweet potatoes except for Thanksgiving. However, the other night we were experimenting in the kitchen and decided to make some recipes for the blog using whatever ingredients we had in our kitchen at the moment. We had some sweet potato, heavy cream, apple juice and some spices and nuts handy. So we came up with this apple infused sweet potato mash recipe. We thought it was delicious and unlike anything we had ever tried, but we needed a second opinion, so we called our neighbors and invited them to dinner. They absolutely loved it! We hope your family and friends will love it too!

Ingredients:

4 large sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of apple juice
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 cup of walnuts

Kitchen Essentials:

Medium sauce pan
Stove
Oven
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Knife
Cutting board
Oven safe ramekin
Potato Masher or hand/stand mixer



Prep:
Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into one inch cubes.  Fill a medium sauce pan half way with water and add a pinch of salt. Place on the stove over medium heat and let the water come to a boil.

Directions:

Add the peeled and cubed sweet potato to the boiling water. Boil for about 20 minutes or until the sweet potato is fork tender. Once softened, strain the mixture and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

In the same sauce pan that you boiled the sweet potatoes, add the apple juice and heavy cream and place over low heat. Let the mixture get warm.


Add the butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg  and heated heavy cream and apple juice to the sweet potatoes and mash until smooth and creamy. You can do this by hand with a potato masher or with a hand or stand mixer.


Transfer to a oven safe ramekin and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Please in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes and serve hot.





14 comments:

  1. My favorite sweet potatoes have apples in them, too. But, I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing, you two! :)

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  2. A great combination! Very comforting.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. What a delightful side dish - sweet potaoes with wonderful warm spices and fresh apple juice sure sounds amazing - what a fabulous recipe to have for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Cleaning out the kitchen is a great excuse to try some new innovative ideas.

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  5. I love all the spices blending together in these potatoes!

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  6. These sound great, and I love that they were born from stuff you already had in the house!!

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  7. It sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!!! And I think even the picky hubby would give it a try...but his portion would have to be sans nuts :)

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  8. You just described a perfect way how to create delicious recipes.
    Using what you have at hand and your fantasy.
    The outcome, as it is the case with this sweet potato recipe, is amazing!

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  9. I love this flavourful and healthy mash with the flavour of apples.

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  10. Dear Cristy, I love all the different sweet potato recipes. This is a great one. It is perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

    Blessings and have a beautiful Thanksgiving. Catherine xo

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  11. Oh, I could dive into that bowl! Sounds and looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!

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  12. I see another favorite of mine, sweet potatoes! I mostly cook Japanese dishes at home but sometimes enjoy non-Japanese dishes like this. It's a true comfort. I love pumpkins, sweet potatoes and all kinds of fall foods!

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