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Apple Sweet Potato Side

 Apple Sweet Potato Side
Mother never used a recipe, so for years, there were no written instructions to make this dish. When the memories of this Thanksgiving side dish began to haunt me, I set out to duplicate this comfort food, which took me many tries. It bakes in the oven with other foods, needing little attention. -Opal Sanders, Glouster, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 4 medium)
  • 3/4 cup thawed apple juice concentrate
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with
  • water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 30-45 minutes or until
  • tender. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice potatoes.
  • Place apples in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cover and cook
  • over medium heat for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place
  • apples and sweet potatoes in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan, combine apple juice concentrate, 1-1/2 cups
  • water, sugars and salt. Combine cornstarch with remaining water
  • until smooth; gradually stir into apple juice concentrate mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and
  • bubbly.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in butter until melted. Pour over potato

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Apple Sweet Potato Side (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until
  • heated through. Yield: 12 servings.