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Apple Sweet Potato Mash

Written by Louise Hendon on January 27
paleo apple sweet potato spread

This is how my evening went:
10.00pm: Washing dishes and thinking: “the crockpot is sitting empty…what can I cook in it tonight? Chicken? Nah, sweet potatoes? Hmmmm. With what though?”
10.05pm: Looking to see if there are any other dirty plates on the counter and thinking: “must finish off all those honey crisp apples soon.”
10.10pm: Light-bulb going off (figuratively) and thinking: “apple butter with sweet potatoes!”
10.20pm: Peeling apples and sweet potatoes and chopping them up.
10.30pm: Placing apples and sweet potatoes into crockpot along with cinnamon, pure chocolate powder, ground nutmeg, ginger powder, and ground cloves. Mixing together.
10.35pm: Setting crockpot to low temperature for 10 hours and then relaxing in massage chair with a kombucha!

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Then the next morning, I used an immersion blender to puree the mixture in the crockpot (you can pour the mixture into blender to puree instead).

This goes especially well with slices of paleo apple pie!

Paleo Apple Sweet Potato Mash

Apple Sweet Potato Mash
Cook time
Total time
  • 5 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon pure chocolate powder
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg (omit for AIP)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Place everything into the slow cooker (crockpot) and cook on a low setting for 8 hours.
  2. Use an immersion blender to blend everything into a smooth spread (or pour into a blender).

Mona - January 30

How long does it keep?

    Louise Hendon - January 30

    Mona, I kept it for a week in the fridge, but it can last for several months in the freezer. You can also make it last longer by putting in a bit of honey or lemon juice or by canning it.

AmandaS - July 24

What do you use with the spread? It looks tempting but I don’t know what to do with it once its made. Thanks!

    Louise Hendon - July 25

    Amanda, it goes well spread on Paleo bread, you can dip apple slices in it. It’s often good as a sort of sauce to go with a dessert – I found it went really well with the paleo apple pie.

Bri - August 9

Did you cook/bake the sweet potatoes first? Or did you put them
in raw together? Thanks!

Jessie - January 23

Where does the pure chocolate powder come in? I saw it in your description but not the recipe.


    Louise Hendon - January 23

    Hi Jessie – thanks for pointing that out. It goes into the ingredients – I’ve corrected the typo.

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