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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 143 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • rxhiggs
    Nov 19, 2012

    We are trying to eliminate salt from our diet and this recipe tastes great without any added salt

  • menlo
    Oct 16, 2012

    It needs more cinnamon for sure. Otherwise it was very good.

  • ruthannbranham
    Oct 12, 2011

    I made this last night to go with barbecued spareribs. It was so easy and tasted fantastic with the ribs -- my husband quickly declared it a "keeper"!

  • gardeninggirl1951
    Nov 22, 2010

    I make this recipe often. Delicious and so good for you, too.

  • Grammajo7
    Apr 1, 2010

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I added whole pecans...SO delicious!!!

  • wiscook
    Nov 27, 2009

    very good, must hand slice the sweet potatoes, excellent flavor, and smells awesome when cooking

  • pmhendrson33
    Nov 19, 2009

    I make something similar only I use apple pie filling and pour over the sweet potatoes and add ground cloves, cinnamon and brown sugar. I love sweet potatoes and apples.

  • cupofmojo
    Nov 18, 2009

    Simple, easy, healthy and tastes wonderful- what more can you ask for! I added cut up acorn squash and my company loved it. Will be making this a lot over the winter months.

  • nujnihwi
    Nov 18, 2009

    We peel sweet potatoes and slice them. Add sliced granny smith apples, a handful of dried cranberries, dot with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Wrap it all up in a foil packet and bake until tender. It tastes better and the red berries brighten up the dish.

  • krbmom
    Nov 18, 2009

    I've been making a variation on this for years. Two things: watch the juiciness of the apples, sometimes you need to add a little extra liquid or apple juice, and secondly, I have used brown sugar for a more mellow taste. Enjoy!