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Cranberry Sweet Potato Bake

This colorful casserole is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, with its combination of sweet potatoes, cranberries and apples. I find it convenient to cook the sweet potatoes in the morning and assemble the dish, then bake it later.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-45 minutes or just until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-in. slices; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Add apples; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in the cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer half of the sweet potatoes and half of the apple mixture; repeat layers. Cover and bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 175 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Tanya
    Oct 30, 2019

    I made this for Thanksgiving 2018, everyone even thoes who claim to not care for sweetpotatos really loved this side dish!

  • martylb
    Dec 25, 2015

    Had this as part of our Christmas dinner today. Very yummy. This one is a keeper.

  • kbabe819
    Oct 14, 2012

    I cut the sugar down as the apples sweeten things up

  • Tmama71
    Nov 25, 2011

    I made this for the first time and everyone raved about how good it was. They really enjoyed the apple/sweet potato combination. I did use dried cherries instead of cranberries as I didn't have those and it turned out great.

  • hair2
    Nov 25, 2011

    we all loved it!!! EASY & FAST!!!

  • Sunjatared
    May 28, 2010

    It's okay, although the yams should be mixed with cinnamon and/or butter to give it flavor, rather than on top.