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Sweet Potatoes and Apples

 Sweet Potatoes and Apples
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
12 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes
  • longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 12 servings.

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