1994 Carrot-Sweet Potato Purée

Update: Substituted canned sweet potatoes for fresh sweet potatoes; included sour cream and grated lemon rind instead of yogurt.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 5 carrots, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 (29-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Microwave carrot and 3/4 cup water in a glass bowl at HIGH 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Process carrot and butter in a food processor until mixture is smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Process sweet potatoes until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add to carrot mixture.
  4. Stir together sweet potato mixture, sour cream, and remaining ingredients. Spoon into a 1 1/2-quart glass dish. Cover and chill up to 2 days, if desired; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Microwave at HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
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