Sweet Potato Butter Recipe
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Sweet Potato Butter Recipe

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This smooth creamy spread has a great combination of sweet potatoes and apples. It's a sweet and satisfying topping for a variety of breads. —Barbara Hoard, Mathis, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min. + chilling
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 6 cups diced peeled sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 46 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 2-1/4 hours or until mixture is thickened and about 1 cup of liquid remains, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a blender, process mixture in batches until smooth. Transfer to jars or containers. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Butter in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p107

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charli555 User ID: 8366386 226087
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"I made this tonight. It has a great taste, now will need to see how well it sets up. Made the house smell wonderful also."

jmora61 User ID: 5363529 90963
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe as written and it is wonderful!"

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