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yam and apple scallop

Recipe by
Beverley Williams
San Antonio, TX

This is my mother-in-law's recipe and a favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For yam and apple scallop

  • 4 md
    yams, cooked
  • 2 md
    apples, cored and cut into rings
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted

How To Make yam and apple scallop

  • 1
    Wash yams and cut in half lengthwise. Place in a in a plastic bag without drying.
  • 2
    Microwave on high for 10 minutes. If your microwave doesn't rotate while cooking, turn the bag once or twice during cooking. Cool slightly.
  • 3
    Peel yams and cut in flat, lengthwise slices. About 1/2 inch thick.
  • 4
    Butter a 9 of 10 inch round baking dish. Arrange a layer of yam slices in dish.
  • 5
    Arrange a layer of apple slice on top of yams. Sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  • 6
    Mix together brown sugar, salt, mace, cinnamon and pecans. Cover apples with half of this mixture and drizzle with half the butter.
  • 7
    Repeat all the layers. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 15 minutes. If your microwave doesn't rotate, turn the dish 2 to 3 times during cooking.
  • 8
    NOTE: To microwave whole yams or sweet potatoes: 1 yam-5-6 minutes, 2 yams- 8-11 minutes, 3 yams- 12-15 minutes, 4 yams-19 minutes ** Just be sure to pierce the yams or sweet potatoes several times with a fork before microwaving so they don't explode.
  • 9
    ***You can substitue sweet potatoes for the yams. It doesn't change the directions.