(Makes 2 – 10 ounce – jars)
3 cups peeled sweet potatoes, cut into slices about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 pinch salt
Zest of 1 lemon
Honey or maple syrup to taste
Combine all ingredients in a 1 or 1 1/2 quart slow cooker and stir well to combine
Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are completely cooked and soft.
Using an immersion blender, blend everything together in your slow cooker until smooth.
Stir in honey to taste.
Note: You can do this in a larger slow cooker, but you will need to double or triple the recipe depending on the size of your slow cooker. A slow cooker should be at least 1/2 full in order to cook the food in it properly.
Adapted from recipe at: http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-sweet-potato-butter/