Recipe: Sweet Potatoes and Apples

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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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31 comments to Recipe: Sweet Potatoes and Apples

  • Jennifer

    Sandra, please let us know how the coconut oil works as a butter replacement. I like to limit our butter intake.

  • Natalie

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it. I first came across your site about a week ago and I’m addicted! Love everything about it and I’m getting such great ideas from it. Have tried a bunch of your recipes already. Even getting the kids to eat things they normally wouldn’t! Thanks for such an amazing site! :)

  • Ali

    Love this dish made with coconut oil and roasted (although summer might not be the best time to roast this one…) with cinnamon and ginger on top. Thanks for reminding me of this favorite!

  • Kelsey

    We’ve made these for camping for years–Sweet Potato Hobo Meals! Wrap them up in foil, pop them in the ashes, and have a wonderful dinner. I like them with coconut oil, cinnamon, and dried cranberries! Delish!

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Jen

    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.

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  • jena

    Added cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans. Delicious! !

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