Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Apple Cider

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Sweet Potatoes with Ginger and Apple Cider

Adapted from The 150 Best American Recipes by Fran McCullough & Molly Stevens (Houghton Mifflin Co, 2006).


  • 2.5 lbs sweet potatoes (about 3 medium)
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup peeled, minced fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Place sweet potatoes in a large pot with water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until very tender, about 40 minutes. Drain and let cool. Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks. Transfer to a food processor or blender.

Bring the cider to a boil in a medium-size, heavy saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the cider is reduced to 1 cup, about 30 minutes. Transfer the cider, ginger, syrup, and butter to the food processor and blend with the potatoes until very smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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