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Rating: 4.2 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

My Grandma shared this recipe with me and it's been a favorite of mine every year at Thanksgiving. It's by far better than any other yam side dish I've had. (I don't like yams and marshmallows.)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Peel and cut into 1/2-inch slices; layer the sweet potatoes and apples into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Meanwhile, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan. Stir in the water and butter and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and stir until thickened and no longer cloudy, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over the sweet potatoes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are very tender and the sweet potatoes are golden on top, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 67.6g; fat 1.4g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 330.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
This was a great recipe! I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! It did take a bit longer than an hour for everything to be nice and tender but I just covered it with foil and let it sit in the oven while other things were being finished. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2009
I also followed the recipe and used 1 1/4 cups of salt even though it sounded like it was going to be awful... It was awful and ended up throwing the whole batch away. Now I see the recipe was updated to 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt... I can see that being much better. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
This was a great recipe! I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! It did take a bit longer than an hour for everything to be nice and tender but I just covered it with foil and let it sit in the oven while other things were being finished. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2009
I also followed the recipe and used 1 1/4 cups of salt even though it sounded like it was going to be awful... It was awful and ended up throwing the whole batch away. Now I see the recipe was updated to 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt... I can see that being much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2009
Served this for Thanksgiving family loved it. Only used 1 cup of sugar as the apples & potatoes are sweet enough. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
This recipe will replace our sweet yams at all holiday dinners. They were sweet tender and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/11/2010
This didn't turn out well at all. The sauce was gelatinous and had a strange texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
Made this for Thanksgiving I usually use peaches but the apples really gave it a new flavor. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
This is absolutely delicious and tastes like autumn. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2011
Great recipe. People please read the instructions carefully its says 1 1/4 teaspoons not cups. I did add some vanilla and a little more butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
I searched for a recipe utilizing apples and sweet potatoes as I had a couple of apples and one sweet potato handy. I peeled and sliced the s. potatoes before cooking them for about 7 minutes. I didn't have any cornstarch and of course used less of the other ingredients: 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup white sugar approx. 1 1/2 tsps cinnamon a few scrapes of whole nutmeg and added a total of 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons of Nocino (walnut liqueur). Thanks for providing a good basis for my culinary experimentation! Read More
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