Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sweet Potato with Apple-Cinnamon Butter

A tasty sweet potato recipe topped with apple-cinnamon butter.  A perfect fall side dish.  I had this for lunch yesterday and it was so good, satisfying and easy to make.  Who knew something so simple could be such a treat.

Sweet potatoes are very easy to make in the microwave.  To prepare the sweet potato, begin by scrubbing the skin.  This will help to get all the dirt off the potato.  Using a fork, prick several holes through the skin of the sweet potato.  This will allow the steam to escape as the potato cooks.  Place the sweet potato on a paper towel in the microwave.  Cook the potato on high for 8 minutes depending on the size of the potato.  If the sweet potato is still hard, cook for 1-2 minutes more until it softens.  Using a knife, cut a slit in the top of the potato and top with apple-cinnamon butter.

Ingredients, Apple-Cinnamon Butter
2 apples peeled and quartered
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, softened

Directions
To soften apples, add apples to a saute pan with a 1/3 cup of water over medium heat.  Cook 5 minutes then remove from heat and drain water.  Allow apples to cool down a bit.  Mix all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. 

*The apple-cinnamon butter would also taste great spread on muffins or toast. 

31 comments:

  1. Oh man that sounds sooo good, I'm seriously going to have to try it, I love sweet potatos!

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  2. I LOVE sweet potatoes. I must try this. Looks yummy.

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  3. I am sitting sipping on my spinach smoothie and you blog this delectable treat...I'd rather have the sweet potato. Thanks for sharing Brandi this is a perfect Fall treat!

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  4. Omg I will not try it I will not try it....ok I am pinning it to try.

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  5. This is something I am definitely going to try!!! I am trying all different ways to get (natural) potassium into my husband, and sweet potatoes are high in it. There's no way he could turn his nose up at this!!!

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  6. Would have never thunk it. I cooked street potatoes for dinner Sunday. Looks yummy.

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  7. Thanks! I can't wait to make this. Even my boys will eat this up.

    Dee

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  8. What a yummy idea! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my little blog :)

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  9. thank you for the recipe! we have apples falling from
    our trees faster than our Doberman can eat them up!

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  10. Oh I'm so hungry now! That sounds so good and looks scrumptious too.I love sweet potatoes but I can imagine that butter on everything.

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  11. Yet another reason for you to have your own cookery show! I LOVE your recipes, Brandi. You should TOTALLY be a pro!

    Sarahx

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  12. I usually don't eat sweet potatoes, but this looks like something that I may like. Worth trying!

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  13. Yum - This sounds good! I never would've thought to put apple & sweet potato together.

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  14. I bought some sweet potatoes today and will try your recipe tomorrow.
    it looks so yummy.
    never had apple - cinnamon butter before so I'm quite curious to try it!
    rita

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  15. That looks totally delicious - you are making me hungry!

    Melissah from Country Style Chic

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  16. What a beautiful and healthy lunch, Brandi! I love this flavor combination!

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  17. What a yummy way to jazz up baked sweet potatoes! So perfect for the season :)

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  18. oh my goodness...looks and sounds so delicious!! thank you for this recipe.

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving the comment. I think we could be foodie pals. I love sweet potatoes. Your recipe looks delicious.

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  20. Oh, Brandi...I am a sweet potato eatin' freak! Making this for sure.

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  21. OMG, Brandi, this looks de-lus-cious! I can see myself easily gaining 10 lbs just by visiting your site! :-)

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  22. Oh my goodness Brandi, this looks SOOO good! Can't wait to give it a try!
    Debbie

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  23. This looks delicious! I've pinned it to my recipe box and am definitely trying it! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. This looks so good. It sounds fabulous. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  25. Hummmm Brandi!

    This recipe seems delicious.
    I love potatoes and apples.

    Kisses

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  26. I neeeeeed some!!! Now!! You always get me! :)

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  27. Omg that looks soooo good. Lol.

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