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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pear, Sage and Browned Butter

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"Buttery mashed sweet potatoes get a gourmet flavor lift from pears and fresh sage for a side dish worthy of your finest meal."
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1 h servings 257 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub sweet potatoes thoroughly and prick with a fork. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, for browned butter, melt butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Carefully halve potatoes and scoop out pulp. Mash to desired consistency in a large mixing bowl. Stir mashed potatoes, canned pears and sage into the browned butter in saucepan. Cook and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 257 calories; 7.8 g fat; 44.6 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; 20 mg cholesterol; 172 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious and easy! I used fresh pears, 1/4 cup of butter, and two very large yams! Yum!

I loved the flavor combination of sweet potato, pear and sage. I made this for 3 people. Rather than using canned pears, I sauteed a fresh, diced pear in ~ 1 Tbsp butter. The juice that is relea...

Absolutely delicious. Best sweet potato recipe I've tried. I'm really surprised there aren't more reviews and almost didn't try because of that. I found that potatoes didn't need to be scooped ...

Easy and yummy! I added a pinch of brown sugar, used fresh pears, and a pinch of cinnamon to add a little more sweetness. I cut down on the butter to about 1/4 cup. Husband loved it!

I just made this while waiting for my family to wake up. Even though I haven't yet heated this all the way through after putting it together, (my sweet potatoes are already fully cooked) it is ...

This is very good . My husband said "I would like to have this again."

I love this recipe! But save the juice from the canned pears. I found it needed a little extra moisture.

Great flavor! I used a fresh pear and dried sage (what I had on hand), added some brown sugar and it was delicious!