Rating: 4.53 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

These creamy sweet potatoes baked with pears smell wonderful while cooking and taste magnificent on the Thanksgiving table. This dish is sure to become a family favorite!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 35 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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake in the preheated oven 1 hour, or until tender.

  • Peel the baked sweet potatoes. Place in a medium bowl and whip until smooth.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, gently cook the pears 10 minutes, or until tender. Process the pears in a food processor until smooth.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the evaporated milk, vanilla, brown sugar and butter. Heat until scalded. Blend into the sweet potatoes.

  • Mix the pear puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice and pecans into the sweet potato mixture. Transfer to a large baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

405 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 58.2g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 150.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
Thank you for posting this recipe! I couldn't locate my copy from last year. This dish is a treat! Sweet potatoes and pears make a wonderful combo and it's a nice change from the standard marshmallow topped casserole. Try it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2005
Hrm...just didn't like the flavor all that much. I didn't puree the pears just cooked them until quite soft. Kind of disappointed...all that work and I would have rather just eaten a sweet potato with butter and brown sugar. Read More
(6)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
Thank you for posting this recipe! I couldn't locate my copy from last year. This dish is a treat! Sweet potatoes and pears make a wonderful combo and it's a nice change from the standard marshmallow topped casserole. Try it! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
Delicious! This was a piece of cake to make. I tossed the potatoes in my stand mixer to whip them added the sauce added the other ingredients and the cooked pears turned on medium high and we were all set. This was very easy to make and very good to eat! My two year old loved it as did my in-laws. We'll definitely have this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
This is a GREAT recipe. A little different from the standard "sweet potatoe casserole". Delicious! The pears really give this dish a wonderful flavor - I even used canned pears and instead of OJ I used some of the reserved liquid from the can of pears. So good! (If you must you can even throw some marshmallows on top for those marshmallow loyalists!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
Oh. My. God. I just finished making this and while I am the only person who has tasted it so far (it's for T-giving tomorrow) I am absolutely floored by the wonderful mix of flavors... it filled my house with the most terrific smells and I cannot wait to bake it one more time and serve it! Yummmmmmmmmmm! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
Very good! Note to self: Omit the milk to make them a bit stiffer. When scaled down to 3 servings (which is more like 6 for a side dish on a holiday) use 3 small sweet potatoes 1 1/2 pears simmered in a tablespoon of water and 3/4 tsp vanilla until tender a tablespoon of butter and a little less than 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2006
Yummy! I toasted the walnuts prior to adding them to the mashed potatoes to give an extra nutty taste: it was so good I didn't even add sugar! Next time I might use one or two extra pears. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
Wow this one stole the show from the Turkey!! My dad went for three helpings and so this recipe will make it all the way to Switzerland since my parents just have to have it!! Due to time constraints I also used canned pears but it didn't seem to hurt the recipe at all. I will make this one over and over again. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2007
This recipe got rave reviews at Thanksgiving. It's a nice twist on mashed sweet pototoes. I used 1/2 canned pears and 1/2 Anjou pears. Instead of OJ I used the pear juice leftover in the can. Easy and yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2009
A new twist on an old favorite. I loved adding the pears.....I even used an extra one. I didn't have enough sweet potatoes on hand (I used canned) so I added canned sliced carrots to the mix and it turned out great. I'm taking it to work tomorrow for Christmas dinner. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2005
Hrm...just didn't like the flavor all that much. I didn't puree the pears just cooked them until quite soft. Kind of disappointed...all that work and I would have rather just eaten a sweet potato with butter and brown sugar. Read More
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