Yam and Apple Scallop

Beverley Williams


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

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25 Min
15 Min


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4 medium
yams, cooked
2 medium
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


  • 1Wash yams and cut in half lengthwise. Place in a in a plastic bag without drying.
  • 2Microwave on high for 10 minutes. If your microwave doesn't rotate while cooking, turn the bag once or twice during cooking. Cool slightly.
  • 3Peel yams and cut in flat, lengthwise slices. About 1/2 inch thick.
  • 4Butter a 9 of 10 inch round baking dish. Arrange a layer of yam slices in dish.
  • 5Arrange a layer of apple slice on top of yams. Sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  • 6Mix together brown sugar, salt, mace, cinnamon and pecans. Cover apples with half of this mixture and drizzle with half the butter.
  • 7Repeat 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.
  • 8NOTE: 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.

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About Yam and Apple Scallop

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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