Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sweet Tater Butter

A few months ago, my mom and Granny gave me a humungous box of sweet potatoes. Thankfully, they stay fresh for months (aren't root veggies amazing for that reason?!), so I've been slowly working my way through them. Now I'm down to the bottom of the barrel, and a few are beginning to go funky. I knew I needed a recipe to use a good chunk of them before it was too late.

Leave it to bloggers to come through in such a time of need. Laura from Peace by Pastries posted this delicious Crock-pot Sweet Potato Butter recipe a few weeks ago. I mentally bookmarked it and finally got around to making it yesterday. It took 12 hours in the Crock-pot.

A couple pounds of sweet potatoes made two jars about this size. I put one in the fridge for immediate use and attempted to can another jar in a boiling water bath. But for some reason, the jar seal has yet to pop. I'm starting to worry I didn't can it properly. Oh well, that just means I'll have to eat it up more quickly.

Since this stuff is super-cinnamony with a hint of a smoky sweet flavor, I don't think eating it up fast will be a problem. I had a healthy smear on some Ezekial bread with my breakfast this morning!

To the testers: I've posted several new recipes to the Crunk Cookin' site, all of which come together to make a tasty wafflewich.

24 comments:

Mihl said...

This is something I really have to try! Beautiful pictures.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

what a great way to eat veggies for breakfast!

VeggieGirl said...

SWEET POTATOES!!!!

shelby said...

Sweet Potato spread on ezekiel?!?!

Breedale said...

That looks really good! I love the new recipes too. I plan on getting caught up this weekend and am really excited about all of them. I have been extremely happy with all of the recipes and have been repeating them over and over. It definitely added some excitement to my repertoire. Thanks! You rock as always!

twoveganboys said...

Yum. This sounds awesome. I will have to make some. I have been a canning fool lately.

Tara said...

What a wonderful idea! One of my goals for 2009 is to start canning, and this can be one of my projects!

shellyfish said...

I love apple butter, so I have a feeling I'd really love this!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I wanna humungous box of sweet potatoes!

T said...

Never heard of sweet potato butter before! That sounds amazing, and lord knows I love pumpkin butter. YUM!

omnidudemeandthebean said...

I must try this. MUST try this. I know that the little one will love it. I love to can stuff so this will be a ton of fun. Wonder why yours didn't seal.

nora said...

don't tempt me bianca, you're supposed to be supportiveee of my pb detox! lol maybe i should switch to sp butter like you! that can't be quite as dangerous, though quite as delicious i'm sure!

jessy said...

the sweet tater butter looks sooo delicious! mmmmmmmmm! your photos rock so hard, Bianca! superw00t! nice job on using up some of the sweet potatoes before they went bad. no food waste = the best ever!

going to check out the tester recipes now. hooray! :D

Veganissexy said...

Yum. So what would you serve this on besides bread? Veggies? Hmmm, I'm intrigued. I do adore my sweet pototoes. Thanks for the idea!

Cyn said...

Oooh, that looks tasty. I LOVE smoky stuff.

How do you store your sweet potatoes? I just shoved mine from the CSA into my pantry like I would regular potatoes, and it went bad in a week!

Yay new testers! I need to get back into the testing groove, everything I've made from you has been amazing.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

I love Laura's blog, how did I miss this? I love sweet potatoes! This sounds weird at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought "hey, I bet that IS pretty damn good", yet another recipe I am going to have to save!

tahinitoo said...

Maybe you could make me some waffles with your apple butter on top? Please? I have a jar of apple butter in my cupboard that I have been ignoring and that needs to change!

aTxVegn said...

It's really beautiful and I love that it's made in the crockpot. I can't wait to make it.

Chelsea said...

Mmmmmmm!!! Nature really does have a plan with the potato and squash abundance of the winter months :)

Kiersten said...

What a good way to use up sweet potatoes, I never would have thought of that.

River said...

You can never have too many sweet potatoes, that is a fact of life. (or your yummy sweet potato bread for that matter!) :)

Stacey said...

Yum! I love the word tater. Better luck with next time with the canning. I'm really looking forward to your cookbook!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

WHOA, that sounds SO amazingly good.

Vegan On Stage said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!

ummm... breaking out the slow cooker!