Ham, Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole

Tammy Raynes


Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love the coolness of the air, the changing color of the leaves.

Gardeners are harvesting their bounty of fruits and vegetables. Friends are being invited over for "get-togethers" and enjoying each others company.

This is a new recipe that I found and I've tweaked it a bit to fit my taste. When cooking with apples I generally use Jonathan's or Winesap apples. They tend to have a better taste and hold their crunch a bit more.

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20 Min


50 Min




2 medium
sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick slices
2 large
cooking apples (jonathan's or winesap)
boneless ham steak (2 pounds) cut into 1/2" cubes
1 large
yellow onion, sliced and separated into rings
1/2 c
apple cider or apple juice
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
2 Tbsp
maple syrup
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 c
golden raisins
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
3/4 c
crushed corn flakes
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 tsp
sweep paprika

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a shallow 3 quart casserole and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine sweet potatoes with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, just until tender. Drain well and set aside.
Core apples (do not peel) and slice crosswise into 1/2" slices. Arrange sweet potatoes over bottom of prepared casserole. Cover with apple slices. Evenly distribute ham pieces and onion over apples.
In a small bowl, mix cider, melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, raisins, cinnamon, and allspice. Spoon mixture evenly over casserole.
TO MAKE TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine cornflakes, melted butter, and paprika. Sprinkle evenly over top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 50 minutes, until top is crispy. Serve right away.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy