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Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples

 Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples
For a pretty and tasty side dish, try this combination of sweet potatoes and apples sprinkled with gingersnap crumbs. It’s one of my favorites to serve with turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about 10 cookies)


  • Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Cover and
  • bring to a boil; cook for 30 minutes or just until tender. Drain;
  • cool slightly. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-in. slices.
  • Arrange half of the slices in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Top with the apples and remaining sweet potato slices.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and apple juice to
  • a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over potatoes and apples. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 325° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • Sprinkle with gingersnap crumbs. Bake 15 minutes longer. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.