Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears Recipe
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Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 9 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 4 medium)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 286 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 18-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; beat until combined. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sweet Potatoes 'n' Pears in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p277

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"Made several times and I am asked for the recipe. Very good."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"Served on Nov, 14th to 6 guest and everyone liked and a few ask for the recipe. I will cook these again."

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