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Maple Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

 Maple Sweet Potato-Apple Bake
When making this casserole, I use tart apples to offset the sweetness of the maple syrup and brown sugar. Serve it as a side dish or even a dessert.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled
  • 4 large apples, peeled
  • 7 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • Cut sweet potatoes and apples into 1/4-in. slices. Place sweet
  • potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce
  • heat. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute apples in 2 tablespoons syrup and 2
  • tablespoons butter for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Layer over
  • sweet potatoes; sprinkle with pecans.

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Maple Sweet Potato-Apple Bake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, orange peel, cinnamon, salt
  • and nutmeg. Melt remaining butter; whisk in orange juice and
  • remaining syrup. Stir into cornstarch mixture until well blended.
  • Pour over pecans.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter
  • until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over
  • the casserole. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover;
  • bake 15-20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 437 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.