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Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Looking for ways to cut down on the number of dishes that require oven time on Thanksgiving, I devised a sweet potato dish that can be made ahead in a slow cooker. It’s not too sweet, and it makes a perfect side for turkey or ham. —Judy Batson, Tampa, FL
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 1-1/2 pounds tart apples, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) light beer or additional unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Minced chives, optional

Directions

  • Place potatoes and apples in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add apple juice and beer. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until potatoes are tender.
  • Drain; return to slow cooker. Add brown sugar, sour cream and butter. Mash potato mixture to reach desired consistency. If desired, top with minced chives.
PRESSURE COOKER: Place potatoes and apples in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; add apple juice and beer. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 12 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Press cancel. Drain; return to pressure cooker. Add brown sugar, sour cream and butter. Mash potato mixture to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 338 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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