Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears

This is a delightful everyday version of sweet potato souffle. The pears give it a refreshing "light" taste, and it is much healthier than the holiday sweet potato souffle (which we all love, but it doesn't love our waistlines!). This is easy, kid-friendly, and works well with pork dishes especially. Try it in place of the Butternut Squash Souffle in the Fall Pork Chop Menu.

From allrecipes.com

  • 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)
*3-4 ripe pears can be used; microwave them for a few minutes to soften. (Peel and core first)

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.

Serves 8

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