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Caramel Sweet Potato Apple Bake

 Caramel Sweet Potato Apple Bake
"A caramel-like sauce made with apricot nectar sets this casserole apart from ordinary sweet potato dishes," writes Gail Glende of Woodland, California. "It's great for the holidays or anytime," she assures.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 4 cups cooked sweet potato wedges
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • Arrange sweet potatoes and apple slices in a greased 11-in. x 7-in.
  • baking pan. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Stir in the apricot nectar, water and orange peel until blended; add
  • butter. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Stir in pecans if desired. Pour over sweet potato
  • mixture. Cover and bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until apples
  • are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 205 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.