Pears and Sweet Potato Mash

    Pears and Sweet Potato Mash


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    About this recipe: This is a super-sweet and buttery mash, to be served as a side dish. Pears are mashed with sweet potatoes, evaporated milk, vanilla, brown sugar, butter and spices. Alternatively, it's also good as a snack or dessert!

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 pears, peeled and sliced
    • 125ml dry white wine
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 250ml evaporated milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 30g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the pears, wine and water in a small saucepan and bring to the 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 the 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, dark brown soft sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg into the sweet potatoes and mash until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

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