What Americans call yams are actually a variety of sweet potato. Fragrant sweet potatoes layered with Granny Smith apples and topped with a sweet mixture of brown sugar and raisins make this a great recipe for all holidays, but best for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • In the casserole dish, alternately layer the sweet potatoes and apples.

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, cinnamon, raisins, butter and salt. Cook 5 minutes.

  • In a small bowl, stir together remaining water and flour. Combine with the brown sugar mixture. Pour over the sweet potatoes and apples. Place the lemon slices on top.

  • Bake covered in the preheated oven 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 125 mg sodium. 39.1 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2005
Great alternative to the traditional yams and marshmallow recipe. I have a few suggestions though. First take the other reviewers advice and boil the sweet potatoes first since the apples do finish much quicker. The sweet potatoes did take extra time to cook longer than the stated time. Second double up on the brown sugar and flour mixture. The casserole will be much sweeter and taste much better. Third add more apples to the mixture. Otherwise you hardly taste them. Furthermore this is a great recipe and with the changes I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2003
DEFINITELY COOK THE SWEET POTATO FIRST BEFORE PLACING IT IN OVEN WITH APPLES. No matter how small you chop the potatoes it ends up taking 3-4 times the amount of time specified without them being cooked beforehand. I also agree with a couple of reviewers who mentioned that the recipe for the sauce was too little. It may work well to make extra and add a little at a time. Otherwise this tasted DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2005
Great alternative to the traditional yams and marshmallow recipe. I have a few suggestions though. First take the other reviewers advice and boil the sweet potatoes first since the apples do finish much quicker. The sweet potatoes did take extra time to cook longer than the stated time. Second double up on the brown sugar and flour mixture. The casserole will be much sweeter and taste much better. Third add more apples to the mixture. Otherwise you hardly taste them. Furthermore this is a great recipe and with the changes I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2005
Great alternative to the traditional yams and marshmallow recipe. I have a few suggestions though. First take the other reviewers advice and boil the sweet potatoes first since the apples do finish much quicker. The sweet potatoes did take extra time to cook longer than the stated time. Second double up on the brown sugar and flour mixture. The casserole will be much sweeter and taste much better. Third add more apples to the mixture. Otherwise you hardly taste them. Furthermore this is a great recipe and with the changes I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2003
DEFINITELY COOK THE SWEET POTATO FIRST BEFORE PLACING IT IN OVEN WITH APPLES. No matter how small you chop the potatoes it ends up taking 3-4 times the amount of time specified without them being cooked beforehand. I also agree with a couple of reviewers who mentioned that the recipe for the sauce was too little. It may work well to make extra and add a little at a time. Otherwise this tasted DELICIOUS!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2005
Made this last Thanksgiving and just had a call requesting it again this year! I found the sweet potatoes and apples I purchased were HUGE! - so I doubled the rest of the recipee and used 2 casserole dishes. Before placing in oven I microwaved each dish 5 minutes then repeated another 5 minutes(alternating dishes). This helped with the complaint I read a few reviewers had with the potatoes not cooking through - and I only needed to cook them in the oven for 20 minutes total after that. It was a HIT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
Before I found this recipe several reviewers had already mentioned pre-cooking the sweet potatoes and increasing the sauce so that's what I did the first time I made it. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2004
Great recipe!!! It has been a hit with my entire family and I've been making every Thanksgiving and Easter now for about 2 years. Thanks Genny and AllRecipes.com. The only change I've made to the recipe is that I slightly boil the cubed yams in water with cinnamon sticks first then layer it with the apples because I found that the apples cook much faster than the yams if the yams are not pre-cooked. I also added slivered almonds on top...yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
Made this for big family Thanksgiving dinner. It was a big hit. Followed the advice to cook the yams first. This is a must! A little on the sweet side for my personal taste. I ended up making it again the following day because there was none left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
I looooved this casserole - and so did the rest of my family! The recipe was requested several times! I cooked the sweet potatoes first in the microwave then put them in the casserole with the apples this way it baked in 20 minutes total. Such a wonderful alternative to the typical marshmallow or nut topping casserole. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
My family and I loved this recipe. I found that the sweet potatoes needed extra time in the oven. Next time I'll cook them first then add the apples and sauce. For a sweeter dish the sauce could easily be doubled. My wife who doesn't like sweetened vegetables even raved! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2003
Took quite a bit longer to bake than recipe indicated but it's likely the yams I chose were larger than the recipe intended. For that same reason I ended up increasing the brown sugar/water/butter mixture part way through baking because it just looked to dry. Regardless it was very easy and got big raves at Christmas dinner. A nice less sweet alternative to the traditional "sweet" sweet potato recipes. Read More
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