Sweet Potato Puree Taste Test
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I love sweet potatoes and they are a frequent in my dinner rotation. I've never included orange zest with them before but the flavors balanced together very nicely. I like adding cinnamon to my sweet potatoes and tried this recipe both with and without and personally ended up adding cinnamon to the final dish.
If you like potato skins, I highly recommend keeping some of them in the mix as they are not only delicious but hold many of the nutritional properties found in potatoes. Overall this is a great recipe. If you're on a time crunch you can cut your sweet potatoes into small pieces as they bake for faster cooking.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours
*5 large sweet potatoes
*2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
*2 tablespoons fresh orange zest
*1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
*Salt, to taste
*Preheat oven at 375F.
*Wrap whole sweet potatoes individually in heavy-duty aluminum foil.
*Place in a large baking dish and bake for 1 hour or until soft and tender in the middle. (Mine ended up taking close to two hours for some reason, I finally cut them up into little pieces so they would cook faster.)
*Take out of the oven, unwrap, cut down the middle lengthwise and let cool for 10 minutes.
*Grab a large mixing bowl and scrape all the softened sweet potato pulp into a bowl. (I like the texture of potato skin so I ripped some up and added it in)
*Add remaining ingredients and whisk vigorously until nicely pureed and smooth.
Recipe and Taste Tester - Alina Gersib