Sweet Potatoes and Apples

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I 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.
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I 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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  1. 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?

  2. 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. 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.


  4. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 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! :)

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

  8. We are ready to fully plunge onto this journey, have been able to weeks 1-3 without a problem and it’s week 4 oddly enough we are have had roadblocks. So with that said, the hubby is taking the kids out of town for the weekend so it will give me time to clean out the pantry, refrigerator, etc so we are ready to start it for the betterment of our family’s health.

  9. I know this is an old post, but if you have anyone wading through old posts, they might be interested…

    I make something similar and it’s great with ground ginger.

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  11. My mom used to make this dish every Thanksgiving. It’s always been one of my favorites. She’d add cinammon, and I love the use of apple juice instead of a touch of sugar.

  12. This was absolutely delicious! I’ve seen a similar recipe before, but it is baked in the oven instead of skillet-baked. We sprinkled a little cinnamon over them as well. This is an easy weeknight side, but could also be dressed up a little for a holiday meal side (i.e. add some marshmallows on top (homemade, of course))! Thanks for your great recipes!

  13. I keep getting under-ripe pears that never soften and to stop wasting them I have done something similar to this recipe with them and have also roasted them along with potatoes, red onions, carrots, parsnips in the oven and they have a yummy flavor, its our most common side dish. Thanks for the great recipes on this whole site,reading from DUBAI, UAE

  14. Looks fantastic, Lisa!
    Do you find your tastes changing even more now that you’re eating on a budget and therefore can’t always use ingredients that you would normally have used in your meals? Or, do you find yourself using new ingredients and being pleasantly surprised by new flavors because of the budget? Or both? (Or neither? Sorry for all the questions heehee!)

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      Hello there! I haven’t really noticed a big difference in tastes/preferences as it relates to the budget yet…but that could just be because it is too early in the project for that to happen yet. As far as new things go we are definitely forced to try new (and cheap) dishes and some definitely turn out surprisingly better than others!

  15. I just peeled our sweet potatoes now to prep for tonight’s dinner! I can’t wait. The kids love apples but have been trepedacious about sweet potatoes (I know, it’s weird). I am banking that they will love this now. I was told my some of my reader that you can do the same thing with squashes too.

  16. I’ll have to try this. My kids are so negative about sweet potatoes. Even when covered in a crusty sugary crust(very unhealthy) they think it’s “Dis-custing!” I keep trying different ways. Even the baby seems to be picking up on the vibes… sheesh!