Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pear, Sage and Browned Butter Recipe -
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pear, Sage and Browned Butter Recipe
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Pear, Sage and Browned Butter

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"Buttery mashed sweet potatoes get a gourmet flavor lift from pears and fresh sage for a side dish worthy of your finest meal."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Scrub sweet potatoes thoroughly and prick with a fork. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, for browned butter, melt butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Carefully halve potatoes and scoop out pulp. Mash to desired consistency in a large mixing bowl. Stir mashed potatoes, canned pears and sage into the browned butter in saucepan. Cook and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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Nov 19, 2013

Delicious and easy! I used fresh pears, 1/4 cup of butter, and two very large yams! Yum!

Nov 21, 2013

Easy and yummy! I added a pinch of brown sugar, used fresh pears, and a pinch of cinnamon to add a little more sweetness. I cut down on the butter to about 1/4 cup. Husband loved it!


12 Ratings

Oct 21, 2014

This is very good . My husband said "I would like to have this again."

Apr 27, 2014

I loved the flavor combination of sweet potato, pear and sage. I made this for 3 people. Rather than using canned pears, I sauteed a fresh, diced pear in ~ 1 Tbsp butter. The juice that is released is enough to moisten the mashed sweet potatoes so not as much butter is needed.

Jan 16, 2014

Absolutely delicious. Best sweet potato recipe I've tried. I'm really surprised there aren't more reviews and almost didn't try because of that. I found that potatoes didn't need to be scooped , I just held hot potato with a fork and peeled the skin right off with a knife. Sweet potato lovers must try this

Dec 25, 2014

I just made this while waiting for my family to wake up. Even though I haven't yet heated this all the way through after putting it together, (my sweet potatoes are already fully cooked) it is wonderful in taste and a totally different look and consistency to that of my Xmas dinner for tonight. I'm already reporting great success as it tastes amazing! I followed the original so THANKS!


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.6 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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