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


  • 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


  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.

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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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