Sweet Potato Casserole with Caramelized Apples

Sweet Potato Casserole With Caramelized Apples

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Jason Koch

By
@jstone13007

Few fruits have inspired as much lore and superstition as the apple — perhaps the most famous being the title of this book. "People think of apples as being good in desserts, but they also work well with savory," says co-author Melissa Petitto. Here, she uses them to put a grown-up twist on sweet potato casserole. "The apples provide a little crunch, which plays nicely off the texture of the sweet potatoes."

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
8
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 large
    sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    salted butter, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    applesauce
  • 2 tsp
    grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2
    honey crisp or fuji apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp
    light brown sugar

How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole with Caramelized Apples

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 4-quart baking dish and set aside. Prick the potatoes with a fork and wrap each one in foil. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and let them sit in the oven for 30 minutes to finish cooking and cool slightly. Remove from oven and cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel the potatoes, discarding the skins, and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Add 1 Tb. butter, 1 Tb. olive oil, and the cream. Beat with a handheld mixer on medium-high until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in the applesauce, ginger, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the apples and brown sugar; toss to combine. In a large non-stick sauté pan set over medium heat, melt 1 Tb. butter with 1 Tb. olive oil. Add the apples and sauté, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Top the sweet potato mixture with the apples. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until warmed through. Serve hot.

Printable Recipe Card

About Sweet Potato Casserole with Caramelized Apples

Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American



Leave a Comment

12 Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

12 Simple Oatmeal Cookie Recipes


A container of oatmeal always seems to be in the pantry. While it’s a hearty breakfast, oatmeal can be used for baking too! Oatmeal cookies are easy to make and very versatile based on your taste buds. They can be soft or crisp. Mix raisins, chocolate chips, or even peanut butter into the batter and […]

How to Make Lasagna

How to Make Lasagna


Lasagna is popular around the world. There are varying opinions of its origin. Many think its infancy is in Greece stemming from the Greek word “laganon” which refers to dough cut in strips. Proud Italians believe it has its roots in Naples, Italy. Others claim the oldest written recipe was found in a British cookbook. […]

25 Best Pork Chop Recipes

25 Best Pork Chop Recipes


Need an easy, flavorful, and family-friendly recipe? Look no further! These tried and true tender pork chop recipes are going to be regulars in your weekly meal rotation. Pair with your favorite mashed potatoes recipe and vegetables for an easy dinner recipe that the whole family will want seconds of!