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The Ladybugs' Recipes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Apples
From:  Kt
Ingredients:
8
1 c
1 c
8 T
1/2 c
2 tsp
1 tsp
4 tsp
2 tsp
pounds (about 12 large) sweet potatoes
freshly squeezed orange juice
heavy cream
(1 stick) butter, melted
light brown sugar
ground nutmeg
cinnamon
salt
freshly ground pepper
Topping:
6 T
6
6 T
(3/4 stick) butter
McIntosh or Macoun apples, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
light brown sugar
Procedure:

1.  Preheat oven to 375F.
2.  Scrub potatoes, then prick several times with a knife or fork.
3.  Bake 1 hour, or until very soft when pierced with a knife.
4.  Combine orange juice, cream, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
5.  Remove potatoes from oven.
6.  Once cooled, scoop out the insides with a spoon.
7.  Place 1/2 of sweet potato meat into the bowl of an electric mixer.
8.  Add 1/2 of juice & cream mixture.
9.  Blend until combined but not smooth.
10.  Pour into a large baking dish.
11.  Repeat with remaining potatoes and juice & cream mixture.
12.  Add to baking dish.

Topping:
1.  Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2.  Add apple wedges and brown sugar.
3.  Cook about 10 minutes, turning apples occasionally, until lightly browned on both sides.
4.  Place on top of sweet potatoes.
5.  Bake 30 minutes, until heated through.

(Note: If refrigerating before baking, cook 45 minutes, or until heated through.)

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