Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe
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Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe

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This recipe is very easy and creates a very delicious side dish. The sweet potatoes and apples compliment each other well. —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 5 medium sweet potatoes
  • 5 medium tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 143 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20 minutes or just until tender.
  2. Drain sweet potatoes and cool slightly. Peel and cut into 1/4-in. slices. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half of the apples and sweet potatoes. Repeat layers.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, cinnamon and salt. Pour over sweet potatoes and apples.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potatoes and Apples in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p97

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rxhiggs User ID: 6262005 153177
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"We are trying to eliminate salt from our diet and this recipe tastes great without any added salt"

menlo User ID: 407561 98531
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"It needs more cinnamon for sure. Otherwise it was very good."

ruthannbranham User ID: 585434 96820
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I made this last night to go with barbecued spareribs. It was so easy and tasted fantastic with the ribs -- my husband quickly declared it a "keeper"!"

gardeninggirl1951 User ID: 2999112 167902
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I make this recipe often. Delicious and so good for you, too."

Grammajo7 User ID: 2102241 171482
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2010

"LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I added whole pecans...SO delicious!!!"

wiscook User ID: 1143528 69120
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"very good, must hand slice the sweet potatoes, excellent flavor, and smells awesome when cooking"

pmhendrson33 User ID: 937941 153176
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"I make something similar only I use apple pie filling and pour over the sweet potatoes and add ground cloves, cinnamon and brown sugar. I love sweet potatoes and apples."

cupofmojo User ID: 4457380 153164
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"Simple, easy, healthy and tastes wonderful- what more can you ask for! I added cut up acorn squash and my company loved it. Will be making this a lot over the winter months."

nujnihwi User ID: 1394074 98530
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"We peel sweet potatoes and slice them. Add sliced granny smith apples, a handful of dried cranberries, dot with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Wrap it all up in a foil packet and bake until tender. It tastes better and the red berries brighten up the dish."

krbmom User ID: 539604 167855
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"I've been making a variation on this for years. Two things: watch the juiciness of the apples, sometimes you need to add a little extra liquid or apple juice, and secondly, I have used brown sugar for a more mellow taste. Enjoy!"

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