Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears

posted by scooby 11-15-100 12:15 PM

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pears

8 medium sweet potatoes (or yams, preferably)
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, freshly ground if possible
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp. orange juice
4 fresh pears, peeled and cored, gently poached until tender, pureed
1 cup chopped pecans

Bake, peel and whip the potatoes. Mix the milk, vanilla, sugar and butter; scald the mixture. Add to the potatoes, then add the orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans and pear purée. Pour into a baking dish and bake at 350F for 15 minutes or so, until thoroughly warmed through.

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