- 9 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes
- 4 cups water
- 1 (15 ounce) can pear halves, drained*
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I also added a bit of ground ginger)
Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 18-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; beat until combined.