Apricot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

These make a wonderful fall dish with a fruity twist. The apricot and sweet potato flavors really go well with each other.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch dice
  • 14 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 34 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 18 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 13 cup milk or 13 cup cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot; add cold water to cover by about 1 inch.
  2. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and boil gently until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, except preserves, and mash with a potato masher until smooth.
  5. Add apricot preserves, and stir potatoes well.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. If the potatoes seem dry, add a little more milk.


Most Helpful

I love sweet potatoes and always like to try new recipes using them. This one is fabulous - a wonderful blend of spices with a subtle fruit taste...delicious. I served these with a glazed pork roast, beans and cornbread. Yum, yum!

Dreamgoddess October 13, 2002

Yum yum was right! I love sweet potatoes any way you give them to me!!! This was another of my Thanksgiving recipes I tried this year, and it was great!

chattycathy642 November 29, 2002

Very good!! I used apricot-orange preserves and the dish came together in no time. Great leftovers too!

dicentra October 14, 2008

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