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Sweet Potato & Apple Bake

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2008-07-25 Main Dish
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Layers of sweet potato & apple slices are sprinkled with pecan halves and baked in a syrup of butter, brown sugar & molasses, flavored with spice.

  • Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

Butter To Grease Baking Pan
3 lb Sweet Potatoes, baked, cooled and peeled
3 Golden Delicious Apples, peeled, cored and sliced lengthwise
Fresh Lemon Juice, about ¼ cup
1 cup Pecan Halves
1 stick (1/2 Cup) Butter
½ cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
½ cup Molasses
2 Tbsp Dark Rum, optional
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease baking dish or pan with butter. Slice the baked sweet potatoes into one-inch thick slices. Toss apple slices in lemon juice. Alternate sweet potato and apple slices in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans.

Combine butter, sugar, molasses, rum (if using), and pumpkin pie spice in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Spoon syrup over sweet potato and apple mixture. Bake for 30 minutes, basting occasionally with syrup.

Helpful Tips:

We enjoy whipped sweet potatoes with melted marshmallows on top at our house, but find Sweet Potato and Apple Bake a delightful change.