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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears Recipe

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears

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"These creamy sweet potatoes baked with pears smell wonderful while cooking and taste magnificent on the Thanksgiving table. This dish is sure to become a family favorite!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake in the preheated oven 1 hour, or until tender.
  3. Peel the baked sweet potatoes. Place in a medium bowl and whip until smooth.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, gently cook the pears 10 minutes, or until tender. Process the pears in a food processor until smooth.
  5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the evaporated milk, vanilla, brown sugar and butter. Heat until scalded. Blend into the sweet potatoes.
  6. Mix the pear puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice and pecans into the sweet potato mixture. Transfer to a large baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2003

Thank you for posting this recipe! I couldn't locate my copy from last year. This dish is a treat! Sweet potatoes and pears make a wonderful combo and it's a nice change from the standard marshmallow topped casserole. Try it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2005

Hrm...just didn't like the flavor all that much. I didn't puree the pears, just cooked them until quite soft. Kind of disappointed...all that work and I would have rather just eaten a sweet potato with butter and brown sugar.


27 Ratings

Dec 29, 2003

Delicious! This was a piece of cake to make. I tossed the potatoes in my stand mixer to whip them, added the sauce, added the other ingredients and the cooked pears, turned on medium high and we were all set. This was very easy to make, and very good to eat! My two year old loved it, as did my in-laws. We'll definitely have this one again.

Dec 18, 2003

This is a GREAT recipe. A little different from the standard "sweet potatoe casserole". Delicious! The pears really give this dish a wonderful flavor - I even used canned pears, and instead of OJ, I used some of the reserved liquid from the can of pears. So good! (If you must, you can even throw some marshmallows on top for those marshmallow loyalists!)

Apr 25, 2011

Very good! Note to self: Omit the milk to make them a bit stiffer. When scaled down to 3 servings (which is more like 6 for a side dish on a holiday) use 3 small sweet potatoes, 1 1/2 pears simmered in a tablespoon of water and 3/4 tsp vanilla until tender, a tablespoon of butter and a little less than 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

Dec 01, 2003

Oh. My. God. I *just* finished making this and while I am the only person who has tasted it so far, (it's for T-giving tomorrow) I am absolutely floored by the wonderful mix of flavors... it filled my house with the most terrific smells and I cannot wait to bake it one more time and serve it! Yummmmmmmmmmm!

Sep 27, 2006

Yummy! I toasted the walnuts prior to adding them to the mashed potatoes to give an extra nutty taste: it was so good I didn't even add sugar! Next time, I might use one or two extra pears.

Sep 26, 2011

Wow, this one stole the show from the Turkey!! My dad went for three helpings and so this recipe will make it all the way to Switzerland since my parents just have to have it!! Due to time constraints I also used canned pears but it didn't seem to hurt the recipe at all. I will make this one over and over again. Thank you for sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 7.9 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

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

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