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Yams and Apples

Yams and Apples

This holiday season brings to mind a nice side dish I have enjoyed for decades. It reminds me of past family dinners as well as a celebration of autumn harvests. This dish provides us with much needed carotenoids/vitamin A, fiber and minerals. It also provides calories for enduring those cold winter nights. And yes, “yam” is a misnomer as a sweet potato is not a yam – it just is more fun to say it that way.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 1 whole sweet potatoes orange
  • 1 whole granny smith apple or other type - sour apple
  • 1 whole honey crisp apple or other type - sweet apple
  • 1 cup apple juice organic if possible
  • 1/4 stick butter sliced into pads
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground or 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground


  • Peel the potatoes and apples. Remove cores from apples. Cut both potatoes and apples into approximately 1”-2” blocks or chunks. Mix together and add them to a buttered baking dish. To that add enough apple juice to cover mixture. Gent
  • Gently stir in the spices and then top the mix with the pads of butter.
  • Place in an oven at 325F for around 45min-1hour. It is ready when potatoes are soft but not mushy.


Serve alongside holiday meats and veggies