Caramelized Sweet Potatoes & Apples

"Our favorite sweet potato side dish. It's a great fall comfort food and easy to prepare with ingredients on hand. Enjoy!"
photo by heidi photo by heidi
photo by heidi
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  • Melt butter in an oven safe casserole.
  • Add the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the apples and potatoes.
  • Stir well to thoroughly coat with the caramel mixture.
  • Cover with a lid or foil and bake at 375 for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the cover, stir again, and bake for 10 more minutes, or until caramel is thickened and the potatoes are tender.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can the leftovers be frozen


  1. This is wonderful!!! I made it for Thanksgiving dinner, and had no leftovers. I did check them at 40 minutes and baked about 30 minutes more. I am not sure if it was because my chunks were to big, or my oven was off. I smells a little like apple pie when baking so that was a plus too. We will be having this one often. I got requests to make it for Christmas dinner too.
  2. This is a delicious and flavorful way to prepare sweet potatoes. The tart apples add a nice flavor to the dish. I used 4 quite large, very tart apples (instead of the 2-3)and did NOT increase the amount of sugar and it was still sweet enough -- and added a little more flavor. A keeper!
  3. This was like having dessert as a side dish. I was surprised that 2 T of butter and brown sugar (I made 1/2 recipe) was so effective at carmelizing all that sweet potato and apple. Delicious! I'm filing this under dessert.
  4. Wonderful dish that was a hit with company. Used 2 potatoes and 3 apples. Next time will do 3 and 3 so it isn't quite so sweet.
  5. Its in the oven, off to find a pork chop recipe now, will come back in rate after tea. Sounds good though.


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