Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

Ginny's TeamAuthorGinny's TeamCategory, DifficultyBeginner

A sweet potato and apple bake is a wonderful side to a roast or pork. Fresh apples and sweet potatoes come into season in the fall, which makes autumn the perfect time to try out this recipe. Maple syrup adds a touch of dessert-like sweetness, while lemon zest balances it out with a bit of tang. The sweet potato and apple bake can be made on the grill or on the stovetop; we like to make it outside during the September and move it to the stove once the October chill rolls in!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time35 mins
 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1" cubes)
 2 medium baking apples (peeled, cored, and cut into 1" chunks)
 ¼ cup maple syrup
 1 tsp lemon zest
 1 tbsp butter (melted)
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  tsp salt
  tsp pepper
 nutmeg (to taste)
1

Bring a small amount of water to boil in a medium saucepan and cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, then drain.

2

Mix the maple syrup, lemon zest, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss in the apples and sweet potatoes. Coat thoroughly.

3

Wrap all in tin foil, or put in an oven-safe, covered dish.

4

For the grill, place the foil packet on the rack directly over medium coals and grill for 20-25 minutes (or until apples are tender).

5

For the oven, bake at 375° F for 10-15 minutes (or until apples are tender).

6

Before serving, drizzle with a little more maple syrup and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Ingredients

 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1" cubes)
 2 medium baking apples (peeled, cored, and cut into 1" chunks)
 ¼ cup maple syrup
 1 tsp lemon zest
 1 tbsp butter (melted)
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  tsp salt
  tsp pepper
 nutmeg (to taste)

Directions

1

Bring a small amount of water to boil in a medium saucepan and cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, then drain.

2

Mix the maple syrup, lemon zest, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss in the apples and sweet potatoes. Coat thoroughly.

3

Wrap all in tin foil, or put in an oven-safe, covered dish.

4

For the grill, place the foil packet on the rack directly over medium coals and grill for 20-25 minutes (or until apples are tender).

5

For the oven, bake at 375° F for 10-15 minutes (or until apples are tender).

6

Before serving, drizzle with a little more maple syrup and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

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