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Sweet Potato Butter
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Potato Butter

This simple sweet potato butter combines all your favorite flavors - brown sugar, spices and apples, in a spread so good you'll want to eat it with a spoon!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato butter, sweet potato spread, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 C
Author Sheryl


  • half pint or jelly jars, lids and rings


  • 3 C mashed, pureed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 C dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1.5 C apple brandy or substitute apple juice


  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes - mixture will blurb more than simmer (keep a lid vented on the saucepan to allow steam to escape). If you don't have a vented lid, you will have pumpkin butter everywhere!)
  • Jar - between half pint jars (4), or stretch even further to jelly jars (8). Refrigerate. Consume within 7-10 days.



  • Add 1/4 tsp of ground clove and/or nutmeg, or even pumpkin pie spice.
  • Light brown sugar can be used in lieu of dark brown sugar.
  • Homemade apple brandy will yield a richer flavor; if that is not available, feel free to use apple juice or apple cider.