This is one of the dishes Grandma served to our family during the holidays. Now, when the family gathers and I prepare this for my grandchildren, memories of those special times at Grandma's house fill my mind. I usually double this recipe, because the leftovers are fabulous when warmed in the microwave.
With three boys at home, I no longer have the problem of finding a variety of foods to cook for only two people. But I well remember having to eat casserole leftovers for days when my husband and I were alone. I still have some recipes from those days, and this pared-down dish was a favorite. —Ruth Tacoma, Falmouth, Michigan
Sweet potatoes take on a tropical twist with crushed pineapple mixed in. I add a crumb topping, which bakes to a pretty golden color, and a fresh pineapple garnish. —Mary Gaylord, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin
The sweet potatoes, apples and pecans used in this dish are all grown here in southern Arizona. In the fall, we like to visit the pecan groves and pick up the "leavings" after the pickers have gone through.
My husband goes to school and works full-time, and I'm the mother of a 1-year-old. With a busy schedule like ours, this quick recipe of pantry staples is just perfect!—Brenda Bradshaw, Oconto, Wisconsin