Apricot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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“These make a wonderful fall dish with a fruity twist. The apricot and sweet potato flavors really go well with each other.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • 14 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 34 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 18 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 13 cup milk or 13 cup cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot; add cold water to cover by about 1 inch.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and boil gently until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, except preserves, and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  5. Add apricot preserves, and stir potatoes well.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. If the potatoes seem dry, add a little more milk.

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