Recipe by ELFINDANCER
"This is a super simple recipe that I make as a sweet, easy side dish. It tastes a LOT like apple pie... but even healthier!"
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sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and sliced
Oh Yum! This is a wonderful recipe. My family loves sweet potatos - even the little ones. Everyone devoured this recipe! And it is even more scrumptious with just a little butter on top. I have a sweet potato casserole I make for special occasions because it takes more time, but I honestly like this recipe better (and it's healthier than my other recipe). I love the subtle apple taste mixed with the sweet potato. The best thing about it is that it's quick and easy! I ALWAYS make my sweet potatos in the microwave, whether eating them plain or in a recipe. For this recipe, poke holes in the potatos, wrap in a paper towel, and cook about 8 minutes. Then, just scoop out the flesh and mash. It's super easy and FAST! I've always found it hard to peel sweet potatos, so the microwave is a good alternative.
This was tasty but very, very sweet. I liked it but my husband wasn't a fan.
I would serve this dish rather than the traditional sweet potato casseroles! The flavor is perfect though there isn't as much sugar as most pies. My husband (not a big fan of sweet potatoes) said, "This tastes like pie! and ate a large helping." I prepared the dish and sprinkled a spoonful of brown sugar, raisins, and dried cranberries on top, then placed it in a warm oven to melt the sugar. I can haardly wait to make it again!
All I have to say is YUMMMMMM. I am a picky sweet potato eater, and all I USED to like was my Granny's sweet potatoes made with orange juice. This was even better in my opinion. I used brown sugar on top, as I like it sweet, and it was just right! My son (13 mos)is a really picky eater and he even ate it. My hubby loved it too. THANKS!
Wowsa!! This is fabulous!! I bought enough sweet potatoes to try both this and Pineapple Sweet Potatoes (also found at this site)so the family could decide which one to take to Gramma's house on Thanksgiving. I don't even think I'll be trying the second recipe...this was the bomb! I added a second apple (and used Cortlands instead of Granny Smith), and also added about 1/3 cup brown sugar. Yum-a-liscious!! I decided to boil them before peeling, and was surpised to find out how easily the skins slipped off after boiling.
Very, very good! This was a huge hit with my family! I doubled the recipie, and just eyeballed the cinnamon and nutmeg. After mashing it with a potato masher, I put it in a casserole dish, sprinkled it liberally with brown sugar and baked it in a 350 degree oven for about 20 mins. The sugar carmelized and crusted over the top. DELICIOUS! It's my new sweet potato side dish! Thanks!
We loved this! I used a golden delicious apple instead of a granny smith (I think a granny smith might be a little too tart for my tastes), brown sugar instead of white, added an extra tbp of butter & added 1/2 tsp of ginger. I started my apples when my potatoes came to a boil & took them off the heat when they were done. That way they were done when the potatos were. I skipped the milk all together...didn't think it was necessary. Thanks Elfindancer...this was very good!
I cannot say enough great things about this recipe! It's fast, easy, simple, healthful and tasty. I've made it with both brown sugar and white sugar and can't tell much of a difference. Most recently I doubled the recipe, omitted the milk and GRATED the apples. To. Die. For. I do wish the final product looked a bit nicer, but honestly it tastes so freakin' fantastic that it doesn't matter. Try this recipe, I promise you won't be disappointed!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 36
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