Mashed Sweet Potato and Apple

    40 minutes

    Sweet potatoes are cooked until soft and mashed with softened apples that have been flavoured with cinnamon and allspice. Sometimes I use different spices, such as nutmeg and cloves.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 50g caster sugar, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the sweet potato in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
    2. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Mix in the sugar, cinnamon and allspice. Add the apple slices, cover and let simmer for 5 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Mix the apple mixture into the drained sweet potatoes along with the milk. Mix well with a fork until potatoes are mashed.

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    Oh Yum! This is a wonderful recipe. My family loves sweet potatos - even the little ones. Everyone devoured this recipe! And it is even more scrumptious with just a little butter on top. I have a sweet potato casserole I make for special occasions because it takes more time, but I honestly like this recipe better (and it's healthier than my other recipe). I love the subtle apple taste mixed with the sweet potato. The best thing about it is that it's quick and easy! I ALWAYS make my sweet potatos in the microwave, whether eating them plain or in a recipe. For this recipe, poke holes in the potatos, wrap in a paper towel, and cook about 8 minutes. Then, just scoop out the flesh and mash. It's super easy and FAST! I've always found it hard to peel sweet potatos, so the microwave is a good alternative.  -  30 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I would serve this dish rather than the traditional sweet potato casseroles! The flavor is perfect though there isn't as much sugar as most pies. My husband (not a big fan of sweet potatoes) said, "This tastes like pie! and ate a large helping." I prepared the dish and sprinkled a spoonful of brown sugar, raisins, and dried cranberries on top, then placed it in a warm oven to melt the sugar. I can haardly wait to make it again!  -  26 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    All I have to say is YUMMMMMM. I am a picky sweet potato eater, and all I USED to like was my Granny's sweet potatoes made with orange juice. This was even better in my opinion. I used brown sugar on top, as I like it sweet, and it was just right! My son (13 mos)is a really picky eater and he even ate it. My hubby loved it too. THANKS!  -  17 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)