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Sweet Potato Recipe for a Slow Cooker

I am looking for a slow cooker sweet potato recipe (not using canned) that tastes like traditional sweet potatoes. I have searched the web and can't find any with that traditional taste. I am hoping one of you have such a recipe, or maybe suggestions on how I can make up my own slow cooker recipe using butter and brown sugar, and suggestions of cooking times. Any help is appreciated.


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August 18, 20100 found this helpful

Slow cooker sweet potatoes/yams with applesauce

(6) Medium/3 lbs. sweet potatoes/yams, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted; optional
Ground cloves, ginger, allspice, nutmeg to taste

Place sweet potatoes in 2- to 3 1/2 quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except nuts; spoon over potatoes.
Cover and cook on high heat setting one hour. Then three hours on low or until potatoes are very tender.
Sprinkle with nuts if using. Makes 6 servings.


Recipe can be doubled.
To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350 degrees F oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

To thicken sauce:
Remove cooked potatoes, cook on high setting for 15 minutes or until thick.

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August 17, 20100 found this helpful

I need a TNT sweet potato recipe for the slow cooker.

Sue from Weatherford TX


Sweet Potato Recipe for a Slow Cooker

The following recipe is from "Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker" and is fantastic!

Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Dried Cranberries:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick slices
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries

    Place sweet potato slices in a lightly oiled slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine apple juice and brown sugar and pour over potatoes. Season w/salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, until potatoes are tender.

    Just before serving, smash the potatoes w/a potato masher until smooth and fold in cranberries. Serve hot. (11/22/2005)

    By Connie Brown

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