Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Sage Apple Butter

3 Oct

Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Sage Apple Butter

Serves 8 – 10

Uh-oh the holidays snuck up on you.  Again.  Last week it was Labor Day and now you’re shopping for everyone who has made your nice list.  You haven’t the time for holiday shopping let alone holiday cooking!  A little secret: Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Sage Apple Butter.  It’s the chicest addition to your autumn soiree and a simple weekday side.  You’ll win over everyone’s hearts without really trying—which is a good thing, since you’re a little behind on that shopping.


3 lbs. organic yams, cubed with skin on (3 large potatoes)

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter

½ C. organic gala apple, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 Tbsp. fresh sage, chopped

1Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

¼ C. low fat milk

¼ C. heavy cream

Salt & pepper to taste


Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil and flavor with splash of olive oil.  Place potatoes in boiling water for about 20 minutes.  Test tenderness of potatoes with fork; when tender, drain water.

In a separate pan, melt butter on low heat.  Add garlic and apples.  Let simmer for two minutes.   Add sage and simmer until butter is a nice golden hue, mindful not to brown.

With an electric hand mixer, mash sweet potatoes at medium speed.  Mix in sage apple butter.  Blend on low until potatoes are light and fluffy.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Crème Fraiche

Prepare homemade buttermilk by mixing 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice with ¼ C. low fat milk.  Add two Tablespoons of buttermilk to heavy cream and beat with electric mixer on low until light and fluffy.  Voila!  Crème fraiche.  Add a dollop to potatoes.

Just you and your honey for a romantic evening?  Quarter the recipe.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  While they’re labeled “yams” at the market, the American version of yams are sweet potatoes, in a slightly different color and texture. So, they’re basically the same thing. Health benefits include Vitamins A & C, which boost mood, support your immune system and protect your eyes.

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NUTRITIONAL FACTS (SERVING SIZE – 8): Calories: 265; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 4g; Sodium 11mg; Fiber 2g

5 Responses to “Sweet Mashed Potatoes with Sage Apple Butter”

  1. kaufmankr October 6, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    These sweet potatoes are so delicious! I made them for a dinner party last week and everybody cleaned their plate. Thanks Food, I Love You!


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