Pureed Yams with Pears and Tangerine Juice

Pureed Yams with Pears and Tangerine Juice Recipe
Photo: David Tsay; Styling: Dani Fisher

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


3 to 4 pounds yams
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 ripe medium pears, peeled, quartered, and cored
1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Prick yams with a fork several times, and place on a cooking sheet. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until soft to the touch.

2. Meanwhile, fill a medium saucepan with water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Add pears, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until tender. Drain well.

3. Cool yams slightly; cut in half lengthwise, and scoop flesh into a food processor, discarding skins. Process yams, pears, tangerine juice, and remaining ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish, and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through.