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Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe

Sweet Potatoes and Apples Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings

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

  • 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.

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.