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Monday, November 25, 2013

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is a FANTASTIC way to prepare your sweet potatoes, especially on Thanksgiving.  While you focus on the Turkey and other side dishes, your sweet potatoes can be cooking in the crockpot!
 
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice (NO SUGAR ADDED - 100% JUICE)
  • 1 Tbsp.  ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Pecans (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste (optional for a sweeter taste)
 
 
Directions:
  1. Peel and cut sweet potatoes and place them in the slow cooker.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of the apple juice as well as the spices.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Once potatoes are fully cooked, use a hand blender to mix the sweet potatoes inside the slow cooker.   While doing so, add the other 1/2 cup of juice.  You can season with more cinnamon and nutmeg.  If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can mix a dab of honey or maple syrup as well. 
  5. Top with pecans.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 

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