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Whipped Autumn Vegetables

“This puts my sweet potato crop to delicious use. I've substituted butternut squash for the sweet potatoes with equally yummy results." Undertones of apple make this mildly sweet, creamy dish stand out. Kathy Rairigh - Milford, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 large)
  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place the sweet potatoes, parsnips and apricots in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup.
  • Drain vegetable mixture; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor. Add the butter, salt, pepper and reduced cider. Cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until blended.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 159 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • mollyque
    Nov 2, 2011

    I also added some leftover canned pumpkin I had (about 1/2 can). I forgot to mention that in the review below!

  • mollyque
    Nov 2, 2011

    Made this the first time and it was good, but I didn't love it. I didn't like how much the apricot flavor permeated the whole recipe. The 2nd time around, I used 1 lg sweet potato, 1lb parsnips, 1 lb carrots, and 1 small onion. Then, I forgot to reduce the cider, so I subbed with 1/4 cup apple butter. I also sprinkled some nutmeg into the whole mixture before I pureed. I liked it A LOT with the substitutions. I imagine you could sub in other things too- so it's a good recipe in my book!

  • cher5873
    Sep 1, 2009

    sounds delicious cant wait to try this

    Nov 28, 2008

    This is sooooooo! good :)