Applesauce Sweet Potatoes
During the holidays, using a slow cooker not only frees up oven space, but time, too! Sweet potatoes are a must on our family menu, and this no-fuss version will have everyone thinking you spent hours in the kitchen. —Pamela Allen, Marysville, Ohio
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and sliced
- 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup glazed pecans, chopped, optional
- Place sweet potatoes in a 4-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix applesauce, brown sugar, melted butter and cinnamon; pour over potatoes.
- Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until potatoes are tender. If desired, sprinkle with pecans before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup (calculated without pecans): 303 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 6g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Holiday Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2012