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I have made this for holidays for a couple of decades now. Goes great with ham or turkey, but don't save it just for holidays. Makes any meal a little festive. Can be made ahead and baked when dinner is almost ready.
- Layer half of yams, all of apples, and remaining yams and raisins in a greased 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish.
- In a small saucepan stir apple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, and spices until smooth.
- Add butter and stir over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Pour over yam mixture.
- Lightly grease foil and loosely cover baking dish, greased side down.
- If making ahead, refrigerate up to 5 hours.
- Bake in preheated 400° oven for 40 to 45 minutes until apples are tender.
- I have baked these at a lower temperature if something else is roasting in the oven. Just be sure to adjust the baking time.
This will become your new favorite! I have made this recipes for almost 30 years and everyone loves it - even those who don't like sweet potatoes! I do add one small can of pineapple tidbits and I add the drained pineapple juice to the the liquid mixture. I also use a splash or two of fresh lemon juice. You can use fresh sweet potatoes too - just steam or bake them and slice when cool. This is wonderful as a side dish or as a dessert.
Really simple and tasty. Very good with poultry and pork. Make for football pool 2010 week 8
This was so delicious! It tasted like apple pie (but with yams!) and the sauce was so tasty, you could probably use it as a dessert topping. I didn't have canned yams, so I used fresh: I cut 2 yams in halves and baked each half for 3 minutes in the microwave (so they were somewhat cooked but not quite); then sliced them and layered as per the recipe intructions. I also omitted the raisins as I don't like raisins. This was a big hit at dinner - I will definitely make it again! Thanks!