Easy Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 12, 2023
I've been cooking since I was 7 years old, and I still get excited when I find a recipe that is not only good but quick and easy to make. This sweet and nutty side dish is the perfect example. —Valerie Walker, Canton, Illinois
Easy Apple Sweet Potato Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided


  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-in. slices.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In a large skillet, saute apples in 2 tablespoons butter until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  3. In a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish, layer half the sweet potatoes, apples and brown sugar mixture. Repeat layers.
  4. Dot with remaining butter. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly, 15 minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 284 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.