Pears add a sweet flavor boost to mashed sweet potatoes.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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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.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 46g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 131.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (91)

Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2008
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, mashed it with a fork and took out the skin. I substituted some low-fat vanilla yogurt in place of the butter and sugar and added half a jar of pear halves. The texture of the pears went great with that of the sweet potatoes. With the yogurt, pears, and sweet potatoes, there was no need for extra sugar. We did add some cinnamon and would've added nutmeg had we had some. The clients loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2007
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 blending all together I topped with plain bread crumbs drizzled with butter and baked for 20 minutes at 350. This is a delicious and easy dish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2006
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 "baby food" texture, which some people like and some don't. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
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 and added more cinnamon-maybe a couple of teaspoons. Thanks for the pear idea!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2008
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. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
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 potatoes - a lot less work and it was still great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2006
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 topping next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2008
delicious and easy...have made both with canned potatoes (rinsed them) and fresh. Read More
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