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Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars

"This busy diva does not have time for a complicated side dish -- so out of my kitchen came these mashed sweet potatoes and pears. I may never make sweet potatoes any other way ever again."
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50 m servings 232
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place the pears, wine, and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until pears are soft, about 5-10 minutes. Remove pears from wine and reserve.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with 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 potatoes to steam dry for a minute or two.
  3. Stir the reserved pears, evaporated milk, vanilla, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the sweet potatoes and mash until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 232 calories; 7.2 35.7 4.2 22 112 Full nutrition

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I had some pears I needed to use, so I decided to try this recipe. It was good, but did need more flavor. I used less milk, as the full amount would have made the final result runny. I think a l...

Very, very tasty and I didn't even have white wine...just used water. It almost had a caramel type taste from the pears. I only used 1/8 c. sugar and 1 tbsp. butter in an attempt to keep the c...

AMAZING! I was very skeptical of this recipe, but had both sweet potatoes and pears that I needed to use and wanted a relatively healthy recipe....WOW! I will add this to my regular routine! ...

I have not tried this yet, but it sounds very interesting. Been cooking long enough to know what goes well together, and always looking for something new. I will try this soon and get back to yo...

I hate the taste of wine in anything. I substituted apple juice for the wine and it was beyond wonderful. A wonderful Thanksgiving addition. It was gone in seconds.

Flavor wise, it needed salt desperately, but with some salt, it was delicious. Texture wise, mine came out soupy. I have never cooked with sweet potatoes before and am wondering if maybe the pot...

I had pears that needed to be used and found this recipe. The pears and sweet potatoes are a great combination and for that I'm giving 4 stars. My objection is there is no need for any sugar and...

I hate reviewing recipes I've altered, but I only altered because of a lack of ingredients. I couldn't find pears at the store (I guess they're out of season?), so I used gala apples I had at ho...

Came out very tasty! I used all the ingredients but omitted the brown sugar. All the other ingredients I put a little in and tasted as I went and it came out great. I used 1 TBSP of butter inste...