Candied Yams and Apples

This Thanksgiving classic is ready to enjoy in a little over 30 minutes.

from Like Grandma Used to Make

Quick look

  • prep 10 min    cook 23 min
  • serves 6

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-size sweet potatoes (1 1/2 pounds total) or 2 cans (18 ounces each) sweet potatoes, drained and cut up
  • 2 medium-size tart cooking apples, cored and sliced

  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    How to make it 


  • 1

    Peel and slice fresh sweet potatoes. In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Drain. (Or use canned sweet potatoes.)

  • 2

    Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, combine the apple slices, brown sugar, apple juice, butter, allspice and nutmeg. Bring to a boil over moderate heat. Lower the heat slightly and cook, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until apples are almost tender and juice mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Gently stir in the sweet potatoes.

  • 3

    Cook, uncovered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or until apples are tender and sweet potatoes are heated through, spooning the juice mixture over potatoes occasionally.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 197
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 38mg
  • Carbs: 43g
  • Protein: 2g

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