Sweet Potato and Pear Mash

    Sweet Potato and Pear Mash


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    About this recipe: This is the perfect side dish to serve with roasted meats. Pureed sweet potato and pears are mixed with evaporated milk, sugar, butter, spices and pecans, before being baked to perfection.

    Serves: 8 

    • 8 sweet potatoes
    • 4 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 250ml evaporated milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice
    • 110g chopped pecans

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake in the preheated oven 1 hour or until tender.
    3. Peel the baked sweet potatoes. Place in a medium bowl and beat until smooth.
    4. 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.
    5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the evaporated milk, vanilla, dark brown soft sugar and butter. Heat until scalded. Blend into the sweet potatoes.
    6. Mix the pear puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice and pecans into the sweet potato mixture. Transfer to a large baking dish.
    7. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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