Recipe: Sweet Potato Butter

6 medium sweet potatoes

2 diced peeled apples

500ml water

1 orange rind and juice

125g packed light brown sugar

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

tbsp cider vinegar

Prick your potatoes with a knife and microwave on high until very soft. Peel the potatoes. Peel your apples and put into a bowl with a little water and cover with gladwrap. Microwave until very soft.

Place all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer very slowly until the mixture is dry and a spoon dragged through does not leave a line that runs.

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Blend with an immersion blender if necessary to make it super smooth. Pour into jars, seal and cook in a water bath for 20 minutes. Let cool in the water and store in the refrigerator for about 6 weeks

Cristy Houghton