Sweet Potato Apple Scallop Recipe

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"My cousin, Ann Smith, gave me the recipe for this wonderful dish, which makes traditional Thanksgiving sweet potatoes a bit more special," writes Sarah Joyce of Bedford, Texas. Apple slices and a crunchy pecan topping dress up the seasonal spuds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium)
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter

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Directions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cut apples into 1/4-in. rings; cut in half. Arrange over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and orange extract; sprinkle over apples. Dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potato Apple Scallop in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p19

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"The apple/brown sugar topping was delicious, but I think next time I'll dredge the sweet potato slices in the brown sugar mixture before putting in the baking dish - the delicious topping didn't get down to the potatoes. Also, my daughter thought there was too much cinnamin, so I'll try reducing it and the pumpkin pie spice to to 1/4 teaspoon each and see how that works."

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