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!
medium sweet potatoes
peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
medium baking apples
peeled, cored, and cut into 1″ chunks
cups maple syrup
tsp lemon zest
tsp ground cinnamon
Bring a small amount of water to boil in a medium saucepan and cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, then drain.
Mix the maple syrup, lemon zest, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss in the apples and sweet potatoes. Coat thoroughly.
Wrap all in tin foil, or put in an oven-safe, covered dish.
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).
For the oven, bake at 375° F for 10-15 minutes (or until apples are tender).
Before serving, drizzle with a little more maple syrup and sprinkle with nutmeg.