Healthy Apple Sweet Potato Bake Recipe
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Healthy Apple Sweet Potato Bake Recipe

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Grandmother always served sweet potatoes and apples with pork, so I know she'd approve of this dish I created to combine the two.—Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups sliced peeled cooked sweet potatoes
  • 3 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 2 large)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 167 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the sweet potatoes and apples. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper; sprinkle half over apples. Dot with half of the butter. Repeat layers.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Baste with pan juices. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Sweet Potato Bake in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p6

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Perfect balance of flavors without being overly sweet. As noted by others, this dish would work with even less sugar as the apples lend a natural sweetness to the dish. I may not make sweet potatoes any other way from now on!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Just the recipe I was looking for. It went really well together and wasn't too sweet. A nice side dish with ham!"

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"The tart apple combination is a winner! Everyone raved. Very pretty too."

Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"Excellent. Next time I will cut down the sugar as the apples naturally sweeten things up."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Easy to make and GREAT taste.

Not as sweet as some of them :-)
Will make again."

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