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Sweet Potatoes with Apples

This satisfying dish is very welcome at any meal at our house, especially on holidays. The tart apple slices taste so good baked on top of the mild sweet potatoes. —Jean Winfree, Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch rings
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool slightly. Peel and cut into 1/4-in. slices.
  • In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, alternately layer potatoes and apples. Pour orange juice over top. Combine the brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon; sprinkle over potatoes and apples. Dot with butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until apples are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 225 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • manga
    Dec 29, 2020

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  • sstetzel
    Jan 26, 2017

    Manga the directions say to "alternately layer potatoes and apples", so you would have potatoes, apples, potatoes, apples until you used all you had sliced.

  • amypantzer
    Nov 14, 2014

    A favorite among my whole family. We have made this many times over and enjoy it as a welcome change from the typical overly sweetened sweet potatoes with marshmallows. Also works well to make this ahead and refrigerate before cooking.

  • Kidcook101
    Jan 17, 2013

    Wow! We grow sweet potatos, so we had tons! This is a tasty way to eat them!

  • A13
    Nov 22, 2012

    This is a welcome change after eating candied sweet potatoes for years. I would recommend this to anyone who loves apples and sweet potatoes. Yum!

  • A13
    Nov 15, 2012

    This is delicious! The sweet potatoes compliment the apples and the other way around. I really did enjoy this. There were hardly any leftovers after I made this!

  • 2124arizona
    Jul 20, 2012

    Very few recipes say "autumn" like this recipe. We love the combination of sweet poataoes and apples. It has just the right touch of spices to make this dish soooo good. It's a keeper!

  • howesanlee
    Dec 8, 2011

    Easy to make. Apples are a tasty change.

  • pamquilts2
    Nov 21, 2010

    I have made this recipe for the last two years now. It got rave reviews from my family. I found it in the Taste of Home Holiday 2008. I am so glad I did! Absolutely superb!!!

  • kat0529
    Jan 9, 2010

    This was excellent. Easy to prepare and the leftovers reheated nicely in the microwave. The only thing I did differently was to chop the apples instead of leaving them in rings so that every bite would have a some.