Thursday, February 24, 2011

Yam and Apple Bake

Here is a dish something like my mother would often make when we were growing up. I don't often make the same meal twice, but I do have a few that are always in the mix and this is one of them. I usually add pork or chicken sausage which turns it into a great main dish. I tweaked the recipe a bit this time and was happy with the results.

2-3 medium yams or sweet potatoes
1 large cooking apple (I used golden delicious) thinly sliced, then each slice halved

1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. butter - melted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1. Bake yams on baking sheet at 350°F. for about 40 minutes until tender, but firm. Cool, peel off skin and cut into bite size chunks.
2. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish and add apples and yams (and sausage, if desired).
3. In a small bowl mix the flour, butter, brown sugar and spices. Pour into the baking dish and stir to coat. 
4. Bake at 375°F. for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Makes 4 servings


  1. Yum! I have a recipe from you that is very similar, but doesn't have the flour--what does that do? We love that recipe and it's a regular in our house, too!
    I always add turkey or chicken sausage...the sweet with the salty sausage is amazing!

  2. Thanks Rianne :) yes I did a couple things differently this time: I added the flour to thicken the sauce and baked the yams whole first.

  3. This was delicious Laura! I did a mix of yams and sweet potato and added a mediterranean pork sausage. Wow was that good! Even the picky eaters took seconds in order to get a bonus piece of the sausage :).

  4. I made this last night and we LOVED it! I'll be making it again soon. Thanks for sharing!