Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sweet Potato Butter

I know pretty much everyone has had apple butter on a biscuit or English muffin. Many years ago I bought a jar of Sweet Potato Butter at a Williams-Sonoma Outlet store. Oh boy, I had to make that. It's been years since I made this but in my latest blog posts I have mentioned the CSA we joined. Well, for the last 3 weeks we've been getting sweet potatoes. I always pick out the biggest ones I can knowing I was going to make this butter. Here it is....
  • 8-9 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 cups unsweet apple cider
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Rub with a layer of oil and place in a roasting dish. Cover fairly tightly with foil and bake at 350 until potatoes are tender. (Remember I had goliath potatoes it took them 3 hours to roast til tender) Use your judgement from baking your potatoes in the past, it all depends on size.

Combine the potatoes, sugar and apple cider in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring almost constantly until the sugar dissolves.

Reduce heat, add cinnamon and cloves. Simmer, uncovered about 1 1/2 hours, stirring frequently.

If you are going to keep this in the refrigerator (you should reduce the recipe unless you have a huge frig, or plan to give some away immediately) just spoon into containers. Let cool. Place in frig for at least 24 hours before serving.  If you are canning follow directions for your equipment. My canning pot is is NOT a pressure canner. So, I ladle up the butter leaving head space. Have my water boiling in the canner. Add the jars and process for 10 minutes. Carefully remove and allow to cool. The popping sound of the lids let you know they are sealing.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. I had never even thought of this! What else can you put it on besides an english muffin?

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    1. Britney,
      Thanks for stopping by my kitchen... put on anything you would use apple butter on... pancakes, waffles, biscuits to just name a few that come to mind.

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  2. Never heard of sweet potato butter, but it sounds amazing. Plus, we're obviously sharing a brain today because I posted my recipe for sweet potato buttermilk biscuits! If only we could combine the two- sweet potato nirvana!

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    1. LOL -- I had never heard of it until I saw it in the store. I bet it would be awesome on your biscuit. If you try it let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

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  3. I might try making this. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Linda, if you make it let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

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  4. This sounds so good! Pinning!
    Thanks for sharing on the Daily Blog Boost today! <3

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    1. My pleasure, thanks for stopping by and for the pin.

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