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Sweet-Potato Puree

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  • Servings: 4
Sweet-Potato Puree

Source: Everyday Food, November 2003


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Peel and cut 3 large sweet potatoes into 2-inch chunks. In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil; cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; puree in food processor, with flavorings (below), if desired; season with coarse salt and ground pepper.

  2. Maple-Butter: Add 2 tablespoons each melted butter and maple syrup. Serve puree with more butter and syrup.

    Orange-Ginger: Add 1/4 cup each milk and orange juice, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger.

    Lime-Cayenne: Add 1 tablespoon lime juice and a pinch of cayenne. Thin with a bit of cooking liquid, if needed.


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