I bought Isa Chandra’s Appetite for Reduction book back when it came out. I’ve made a couple recipes – the babies, J and I love the mango BBQ beans recipe. I pulled it out this week when I was doing our meal plan for the week. The babies love sweet potatoes and they love apples, so I thought I’d try this recipe.
Here’s how I made it, I changed a few things from the recipe – of course.
2 apples, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes. I used the cheapest ones that my grocery store had.
2 sweet potatoes, also peeled and in 1/2″ cubes
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
note: this is literally all I use in my recipe. Isa Chandra’s recipe also called for agave, ginger and cinnamon.
While you’re cutting the sweet potatoes and apples, put a 4 quart pan on the stove to preheat in low. Right before you put in the sweet potatoes, apples, and water, spray the pan with cooking spray. Then put in the sweet potatoes, apples and water. Cover and cook for 20 minutes on low, stirring often.
After the 20 minutes, increase the heat to med-low and recover and stir often for another 20 minutes (you might also want to add more water at this point, I didn’t).
Now, check and see how the sweet potatoes are cooking. I found that they weren’t cooking enough so I turned up the heat to medium, and cooked it covered for another 20 minutes, stirring often.
After the 20 minute round on medium everything was cooked. I then used my potato masher and mashed it together. I couldn’t find the cinnamon or the ginger. I thought about adding some maple syrup, but didn’t.
I didn’t actually try it as I don’t like sweet potatoes (gasp! Weird, I know. While I’m admitting things, I absolutely hate tomatoes). The babies however, they would’ve eaten all of it if I hadn’t cut them off. They loved it! So, this recipe is a keeper. I’m going to have my husband taste it when he gets home tonight. I’ll update with what he thinks of it.