Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Looking for an alternative to baked sweet potatoes, I found this wonderful recipe in Southern Living magazine. It is a great side dish for pork or Thanksgiving dinner. The hint of orange really adds some zest(no pun intended) to these everyday ingredients. If you prefer your apples crisp rather than tender, you can bake them for a little less time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut peeled sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Cut peeled apples into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  2. Stir together melted butter, brown sugar, and grated orange rind in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag until blended. Add cubed sweet potatoes and sliced apples. Seal bag, and toss to coat.
  3. Place potato mixture in a single layer in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10 inch jellyroll pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until potatoes and apples are tender and lightly browned.
Most Helpful

This may be my new favorite sweet potato recipe. I used about a tablespoon of orange zest and added a little cinnamon. Yum!

Alisa Lea February 10, 2013

i really love this recipe! i made this for easter dinner and it was a huge hit. the combo of apples and sweet potatoes are just perfect, a welcome change to traditional sweet potatoes. I will be making this again.Thank you so much!

rpoplask April 18, 2009