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Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

ElizabethElizabeth Jacobs

This makes a beautiful side dish at Christmas.

servings:Makes 6-8 servings


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2 1/2 c water
  • 1 T sugar
  • 12 T sweet butter, softened
  • 1/2 c crème fraiche (I get it at Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • parsley, for garnish, if desired.
Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree photo


  • 1

    Scrub potatoes and cut a deep slit in each top. Set on center rack of preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 1 hour, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork. Put cookie sheet underneath in case they explode.

  • 2

    Peel and trim carrots and cut into 1-inch lengths. Put carrots in saucepan and add water, sugar, 2 T of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Set over medium heat, bring to boil, and cook uncovered until water has evaporated and carrots begin to sizzle in butter, about 30 minutes. (Carrots should be tender. If not, add a little additional water and cook until carrots are done and all liquid has evaporated.)

  • 3

    Scrape out flesh of sweet potatoes and combine with carrots in bowl of food processor. Add remaining butter and crème fraiche and process until very smooth.

  • 4

    Add nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper, then process to blend.

  • 5

    To reheat, transfer to ovenproof serving dish and cover with foil. Heat in preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Garnish with parsley if desired.



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