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Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Pears add a sweet flavor boost to mashed sweet potatoes."
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 18-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; beat until combined.

Footnotes

  • This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
  • Nutritional Analysis: 3/4 cup equals 286 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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I just used this recipe for a demonstration at a nutrition workshop. The dish came out great! I microwaved each sweet potato (without the water) in the microwave for 5-6 minutes each. Then, mas...

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I just used this recipe for a demonstration at a nutrition workshop. The dish came out great! I microwaved each sweet potato (without the water) in the microwave for 5-6 minutes each. Then, mas...

This is awesome and easy. I did make a few changes. I used 4 fresh very ripe pears, nuked them for 2-3 minutes until soft, also added one large can of yams, drained and a dash of nutmeg. After b...

Very good--nothing fancy, but just the right amount of sweetness. This recipe requires very few ingredients and is quick so it's easy to make on a weeknight. Be aware that it does have that "b...

Made this processed-sugar free by subsituting orange juice and a little maple syrup for the brown sugar. They were a little creamier, but Yummy! I halved the recipe, but kept butter at 1/4 cup...

Great! I added just a little vanilla and used fresh pears instead of canned. I also boiled versus microwaved, but doubt that makes any difference in taste. Wonderful, quick and easy recipe.

I give it five stars when my husband really likes it.... he's hard to impress. This was really good. A different way to serve yams - by the way, I used one of those large cans of sweet potatoe...

Super easy and really delicious! We were a little worried about how the pears and sweet potatoes would taste together, but the results were wonderful. Will make again; might try a crunchy toppin...

Wow. I had left over over ripe pears and sweet potatoes. This was a great way to use up both. Followed recipe exactly and how yummy. I will make it again.

delicious and easy...have made both with canned potatoes (rinsed them) and fresh.