Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer half of yams, all of apples, and remaining yams and raisins in a greased 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan stir apple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, and spices until smooth.
  3. Add butter and stir over medium heat, bring to a boil, and simmer for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Pour over yam mixture.
  5. Lightly grease foil and loosely cover baking dish, greased side down.
  6. If making ahead, refrigerate up to 5 hours.
  7. Bake in preheated 400° oven for 40 to 45 minutes until apples are tender.
  8. I have baked these at a lower temperature if something else is roasting in the oven. Just be sure to adjust the baking time.
Most Helpful

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.

mrselson November 10, 2010

Really simple and tasty. Very good with poultry and pork. Make for football pool 2010 week 8

School Chef November 06, 2010

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!

Little Squirrel May 10, 2007