Recipe: Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Recipe - Sweet Potatoes and Apples from 100 Days of Real Food.jpgI tried to think of a more creative name for this dish, but I guess the title just has to remain as simple as the recipe itself. This side item is the best combination of quick, easy, tasty, inexpensive, and in-season produce (at least here in North Carolina at the moment). I think the sweetness of the potatoes should please most kids…my daughters definitely thought it was a hit. Below is the basic recipe, but if you are a chef who likes to experiment I think it could also be good with a little cinnamon and a touch of honey. Don’t be afraid to get creative with it and enjoy!


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Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Serves: 4 - 6 (as a side item)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium to large sweet potato
  • 1 – 2 apples (any variety)
  • ¼ cup all natural 100% apple juice
  1. Peel and thinly slice the sweet potato. You can leave the slices round or cut them into a half moon shape.
  2. Thinly slice the apple (no need to peel).
  3. Melt the butter over medium heat in a sauté pan that has a tight fitting lid.
  4. Throw the prepared potatoes into the pan and cook while stirring for a few minutes.
  5. Add the apple slices and cook for another minute or two.
  6. Keeping the heat on medium, pour in the apple juice, put on the lid, and steam until the liquid has almost evaporated. It should only take another couple of minutes. Serve warm.

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  • Comments

    1. Carol |

      I just made this, only I didn’t have apple juice, so I squeezed the juice of a lemon and the juice of an orange instead. Oh my goodness it was delicious! I paired it with the crock pot chicken that I had leftover and some green beans I had steamed. Perfect dinner for being snowed in.


    2. Sara |

      I make a similar baked dish. I layer sweet potatoes, raisins and/or craisins, apples and pecans. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and a little raw sugar. Then dot with margarine/butter. Cover with foil, and depending on what else is in the oven, bake at any temperature from 300-400F, until the sweet potatoes and apples are soft, usually 30-60 minutes. My kids will eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They will even happily eat this as dessert! Everybody loves it! Even people who swear they HATE sweet potatoes have tried it and then asked for the recipe.

    3. |

      This was sooo good and we don’t even like sweet potatoes! I did add cinnamon before serving. Great as a side or even as a dessert.

    4. jena |

      Added cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans. Delicious! !

    5. Helen |

      Just wondering why I often see yams (which have the orange color) called sweet potatoes (which are quite white). The picture here looks like yams to me. Is it just a regional naming thing?

    6. Valerie |

      I think it is a regional thing. Our sweet potatoes in Hawaii are purple.

    7. Miranda |

      So good! Added honey and cinnamon on top. My 3 year old are it up!

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