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Sweet Honey Sweet Potatoes


Helene Marshall, Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey

Serves 6 to 8


4 sweet potatoes or yams
¾ to 1 cup honey in a glass jar (we recommend Marshall’s Farm Bay Area Blend Wildflower Honey)
1¼ cup milk
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
1 large pomegranate


1.   Boil about the sweet potatoes until soft enough to put in a blender of a mixer. Yield should be about 4 cups.

2.   Immerse the honey jar in a pot of warm water with the water level up to the honey level.  Turn the heat on low (not high) to warm the honey, making the honey more liquid, pourable, and blendable.

3.   Add the milk and salt to the sweet potatoes. When the honey is liquid, measure out ¾ to 1 cup of honey and add it to the sweet potato mixture. Blend until creamy.

4.   Put the mixture in a pie dish or a casserole dish.  This can be made ahead and refrigerated or warmed just before serving.

5.   Remove the seeds from the pomegranate. After the honey potato is warm arrange the pomegranate seeds in your favorite decorative pattern & serve.

A special note: You can add nuts and spices to taste, but it’s the honey that makes this such a hit at your holiday dinner.

Photo courtesy of Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey.


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