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Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

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As most of you know, I'm a big proponent of eating seasonally because you get the freshest, most delicious fruits and vegetables at the best price. But in today's age of being able to get whatever you want, whenever you want it, you can usually go to your local market at any time of year to get whatever produce you want, even if it is not being grown at that time of year -- say, an apple in the middle of summertime. If you live in the United States, that apple has likely been flown thousands of miles to your supermarket via South Africa (don't get me started on how much fuel and money is spent just for that to happen).

But it is fall now, and all across the country, sweet potatoes and apples are in season. If you live somewhere in the northeast like New York or Vermont, you can probably find over a dozen different varieties of apples at your local farmer's market. I'm in southern California and I counted six different varieties at mine last weekend . Most of the kids I know love apples and sweet potatoes so I decided to make a super easy and delicious side dish for the holidays. It only takes minutes to prepare and if you're having people over, doubling or even tripling the recipe is simple.

And remember, in more ways than one_ 'tis the season.

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Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 50 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Large Apples (Gala, Fuji, or other sweet cooking apples), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Apple Juice

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Place the sweet potato/apple mixture in a buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
4. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
5. Uncover, stir and bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until tender.
6. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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17 comments

  • Allison

    What can I use in place of butter, since my toddler is allergic to milk?

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  • Gaby

    Hi! I have a question regarding this recipe: would it work if I use white potatoes? Here we can't find sweet potatoes, and the version we have is not the same as the one suggested here.
    Thannks!
    Gaby, Mexico City.

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  • Lisa

    HI there, I am in Canada, I am confused on sweet potatoe and Yams. Here in calgary Alberta no matter where I go, Yams are orange and sweet potatoe are light in color, white almost when you cut into them and look like a potatoe almost on the outside.
    In your photo it looks like I would buy a yam ?

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    • Bette

      Wait, I cannot fathom it being so sttraghrforwaid.

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  • Pris

    Trying to get a menu ready for hosting Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for all the tips! Love you site.

    Could I use honey or agave instead of maple syrup?? Do I have to use apple juice? I never have either in my house.

    Thanks

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    • Becky

      Pris, I think you will most likely need to use the maple syryp to add the right level of sweetness but I am interested to hear Catherines Replay. If you are worried about sugar in the apple juice ( we don't really drink it either) we use Motts Totts with the 25% less sugar or the Motts medleys where you get a full serving of fruits and veggies in 1 cup...I think I am going to make this for our T-giving next week since my 15 month old won't eat alot of the other stuff we are serving....he is a vegatarian right now :)

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    • Catherine

      You can use honey and you can use water, the apple juice really gives it a nice flavor though.

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  • Pris

    Thanks for both suggestions! I wasn't worry about the sugar. We just never drink juice so there isn't any in the house. We do have every kind of milk though (reg, soy, almond)

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  • Dana

    I made it with orange juice and it was still delicious.

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  • Becky

    I am going to make this for Thanksgiving, thank you for the recipe, it looks really good!

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  • Tamara

    Has anyone frozen this with good results? We just got 10+ pounds of apples from our CSA so I am trolling Weelicious for toddler-friendly recipes that I can make and then freeze in portions.

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  • Ruth

    Made this last night - could not believe how yummy it was. It smelled so good, even the picky boy tried it, although he does not like the texture of cooked fruit! Will definitely be making this frequently this fall.

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  • Glamitaldiva

    This smells like fall while its cooking! Makes me wish is was Halloween time!

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  • Jen

    I'm going to make a big batch of this to take to my work's Thanksgiving potluck....any advice on making a huge batch?? Could I make it, keep it in the fridge, and then warm up in a crock pot at work? Help!

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    • McCord

      That is exactly what I would do! The crock pot may take about 10-20 minutes to reheat it, but then it should stay warm all day!

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