Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mashed Turntoes With Lemon-kissed Fruit Topping

Ingredients

* 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
* 3 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (9 cups)
* Enough light chicken broth to cover veggie mix (or veggie broth)
* 3 tablespoons gfcf margarine
* 2 tablespoons gfcf margarine
* 2 tart, medium red cooking apples, cored and coarsely chopped
* 1/2 cup whole dates, pitted and snipped
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Directions

1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven combine sweet potatoes, turnips, and enough light chicken broth to cover.
2. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain well in a very large colander.
4. Return vegetables to the Dutch oven and add the 3 tablespoons margarine and 1 teaspoon salt.
5. Mash vegetables with a potato masher until nearly smooth.
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7. For the relish
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9. in a skillet melt the 2 tablespoons margarine.
10. Add apples, dates, and brown sugar.
11. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and apples are just tender.
12. Stir in lemon juice.
13. To serve, mound hot vegetables in a serving bowl and garnish center with the relish.

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