Thursday, October 7, 2010

Share a Spoon: Bobbing for Apple ... sauce?

Think Tank Momma

Hey, peeps! What's cookin' good lookin'?

So today over at Think Tank Momma it's SAS, and I am so excited to have been the prompt of the theme for Share a Spoon this week!

I'm slack, though, as I don't have pictures of my recipe, as, well, I've been lazy, and I was going to make it yesterday, because I love it and lived off it last year, and, well, we ordered Papa John's instead. Oops.

Anyway, here's a yummy recipe for you all, it includes apples ... in the form of applesauce, but I promise you'll love it anyway, AND, if you REALLY want to go all out, well, you can make your own applesauce. And if you do, let me know how that goes for you. Because, well, this lazy mom ain't up for that these days.

This is my addiction:

2 lbs (6 medium sized, but fewer large ones work) of sweet potatoes

1-1/2 c applesauce
[or cube up a couple of fresh apples]
2/3 c brown sugar

3 tbsp butter - melted

1 tsp cinnamon

top w. chopped nuts (optional!)

Peel sweet potatoes if you want (I did) and slice/cube. I used two HUGE potatoes, instead of so many small ones.
Put potatoes in the CP. Combine all other ingredients (except nuts) in a bowl, pour over potatoes. Cook on Low for 6-8 hrs. Mash potatoes together or serve as is, w. "sauce" on top.

I actually mixed the sauce into the potatoes and let them cook that way. So yum! Oh, and I omitted the butter the second time I made them and they were just as good, so I feel a little healthier eating all of this than I did the days before. And yes, I do mean days, because when I make this, I'm almost always the only one eating it, and it becomes my side dish, my lunch the next day, my side dish again, and so on until it's all gone. So you get why I'm trying to reduce the butter aspect, right?

I have had friends make this and tell me with the fresh apples it's divine. Even if you don't peel them. I've had other friends say they added marshmallows on top at the end (oooh) and others still say they added nutmeg and ginger (I'm not a huge fan, so I don't) and turn it into a crumble on top. Whatever your pleasure, it's quite a delight!

OK, so now I have to go and make this. But it's after 1PM, and it probably won't be done in time for tonight. Sigh -- what to do -- what to do? I'll figure something out, I'm sure. But for the rest of you ... Enjoy!


  1. What a great FALL recipe! Sweet potatoes scream holidays to me! Mmmm....hmmm!

    Thanks for Sharing!!

  2. What a great twist with the sweet potatoes! I'm going to HAVE to try this!

  3. I love apples and sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, um... YUM!!! That sounds SO GOOD! I wish I'd read this before I went shopping last night!

  5. I don't care for sweet potatoes, but my MIL and husband do, so I'll definitely have to show this to her. :)


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