This side dish reminds me of the fall and all of the flavors that I look forward to cooking with.

Kristin Turrell
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place carrots and potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, then stir in the applesauce and brown sugar until dissolved. When the potatoes are ready, transfer to a serving bowl and mash until smooth. Then fold in the applesauce mixture and raisins.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; 7.9 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 136 mg sodium. 37.5 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
As is I think the recipe is really good. I used regular carrots and sliced them. I was surprised at how quickly the sweet potato cooked. Next time I think I'll start teh carrots and add the sweet potatoes after 5 min. I'll also get the applesauce out of the fridge and let it sit while cooking the potato and carrots. Our mash cooled down quite a bit with the addition of the applesauce. But really I do think this is a good recipe. Next time I make it I'm sure I'll give it a "5 star". I think it could use a little something in the spice area but I'm not sure what. If anyone has any thoughts please post them. A little ginger maybe? Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
Good but next time won't use quite as many carrots. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
As is I think the recipe is really good. I used regular carrots and sliced them. I was surprised at how quickly the sweet potato cooked. Next time I think I'll start teh carrots and add the sweet potatoes after 5 min. I'll also get the applesauce out of the fridge and let it sit while cooking the potato and carrots. Our mash cooled down quite a bit with the addition of the applesauce. But really I do think this is a good recipe. Next time I make it I'm sure I'll give it a "5 star". I think it could use a little something in the spice area but I'm not sure what. If anyone has any thoughts please post them. A little ginger maybe? Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2008
As is I think the recipe is really good. I used regular carrots and sliced them. I was surprised at how quickly the sweet potato cooked. Next time I think I'll start teh carrots and add the sweet potatoes after 5 min. I'll also get the applesauce out of the fridge and let it sit while cooking the potato and carrots. Our mash cooled down quite a bit with the addition of the applesauce. But really I do think this is a good recipe. Next time I make it I'm sure I'll give it a "5 star". I think it could use a little something in the spice area but I'm not sure what. If anyone has any thoughts please post them. A little ginger maybe? Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2008
V. good recipe. I don't like raisins so I left those out and cut the sugar down to 2 T. It definitely needs a touch of salt and because I like the flavor I added about 1/8 t of allspice to the butter/sugar mix. With these small changes it wasn't bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2007
Unbelievable!!!! So incredibly easy fast and delicious. I think it even tastes better as a leftover the next night!!! I've made it three times this week!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
A great twist for sweet potatoes! I used an electric hand mixer to mash which didn't mash the carrots very well but I like the texture with the lumps in it. I used cinnamon applesauce a little less brown sugar & butter and no raisins (just out of laziness - next time I'll put them in). Served with barbecued chicken breasts and steamed green beans. Will make regularly thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2008
I've made this twice. The first time I was very pleasantly sursprised because I really loved it. But the second time it had such a bad taste that I had to throw it away! I think that I may have let the butter/sugar cook to long and it possibly scorched a bit. At least I'm hoping so because I really did enjoy the recipe so much the first time around! I'll definitely give it another shot...and be careful with the sugar this time! This is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to eat their vegetables! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
I have a really big guy for a boyfriend. It's such a chore trying to get him to eat vegetables. He ate these! Good with little marshmallows on top too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
Too sweet but I will reduce the amount next time. Tastes great with added pecans. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2010
I modified this recipe I was trying to use up a can of sweet potatoes and a can of carrots. I'm sure it would have been even better with fresh veggies! I ommitted the brown sugar...canned sweet taters come packed in syrup...even though I drained that off... I used 2 cans sweet taters 1 can diced carrots 1/2 cup applesauce. didn't have any raisins. It was good and done in less than 10 mins. Still pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
I added a 2nd small sweet potato and probably over-measured the brown sugar by a tad.. but "for me" I followed this one closely - and LOVED it!! big hit with friends too - thanks very much for sharing this dish!! it will be a regular at my table henceforth.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
Good but next time won't use quite as many carrots. Read More
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