I have become a huge sweet potato fan over the last year. In fact, we don’t hardly ever buy white potatoes anymore (although I do have a great recipe coming soon featuring a mix of everyones favorite potatoes!) Their nutritional content is awesome. They are high in vitamins and fiber, and can be prepared in a number of different ways. This Honey Glazed Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole is SURE to please a crowd! It’s different than your typical mashed sweet potato casserole drowning in brown sugar and pecans. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a fantastic way to enjoy your sweet potatoes. In fact, I’ve made these sweet potatoes for the last few years – they are DELICIOUS! But. They aren’t super awesome for you. Two cups of sugar? The me of today would NEVER make a recipe with that much sugar in it. YIKES! Not to say these are entirely “healthy”. They still have some honey and butter to make them fabulous, but not an insane amount. Just enough to sweeten it up just a bit.
Honey Glazed Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/3 c. honey
- 1/4 c. butter
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- garnish chopped toasted pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375. Place un-pierced potatoes on a baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes. As soon as potatoes are soft with a light squeeze they are ready. Let cool. In a small sauce pan melt together honey, butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Remove from heat. Remove the peel from the sweet potatoes and cut crosswise into 1/2-in-thick slices. Alternating with the apple slices and sweet potato slices, arrange in 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Pour honey mixture over top. Sprinkle with chopped pecans if desired. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until heated throughout.