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Apple Yam Casserole Recipe
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Apple Yam Casserole

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"What Americans call yams are actually a variety of sweet potato. Fragrant sweet potatoes layered with Granny Smith apples and topped with a sweet mixture of brown sugar and raisins make this a great recipe for all holidays, but best for Thanksgiving and Christmas."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. In the casserole dish, alternately layer the sweet potatoes and apples.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, cinnamon, raisins, butter and salt. Cook 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together remaining water and flour. Combine with the brown sugar mixture. Pour over the sweet potatoes and apples. Place the lemon slices on top.
  5. Bake covered in the preheated oven 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2005

Great alternative to the traditional yams and marshmallow recipe. I have a few suggestions though. First, take the other reviewers advice and boil the sweet potatoes first since the apples do finish much quicker. The sweet potatoes did take extra time to cook, longer than the stated time. Second, double up on the brown sugar and flour mixture. The casserole will be much sweeter and taste much better. Third, add more apples to the mixture. Otherwise, you hardly taste them. Furthermore, this is a great recipe and with the changes, I will be making this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 12, 2003

DEFINITELY COOK THE SWEET POTATO **FIRST** BEFORE PLACING IT IN OVEN WITH APPLES. No matter how small you chop the potatoes, it ends up taking 3-4 times the amount of time specified without them being cooked beforehand. I also agree with a couple of reviewers who mentioned that the recipe for the sauce was too little. It may work well to make extra and add a little at a time. Otherwise, this tasted DELICIOUS!!!


98 Ratings

Nov 23, 2005

Made this last Thanksgiving and just had a call requesting it again this year! I found the sweet potatoes and apples I purchased were HUGE! - so I doubled the rest of the recipee and used 2 casserole dishes. Before placing in oven I microwaved each dish 5 minutes then repeated another 5 minutes(alternating dishes). This helped with the complaint I read a few reviewers had with the potatoes not cooking through - and I only needed to cook them in the oven for 20 minutes total after that. It was a HIT!

May 16, 2007

Before I found this recipe, several reviewers had already mentioned pre-cooking the sweet potatoes and increasing the sauce so that's what I did the first time I made it. Excellent!

Apr 10, 2004

Great recipe!!! It has been a hit with my entire family and I've been making every Thanksgiving and Easter now for about 2 years. Thanks Genny and The only change I've made to the recipe is that I slightly boil the cubed yams in water with cinnamon sticks first then layer it with the apples because I found that the apples cook much faster than the yams if the yams are not pre-cooked. I also added slivered almonds on top...yummy!!!

Nov 11, 2003

Made this for big family Thanksgiving dinner. It was a big hit. Followed the advice to cook the yams first. This is a must! A little on the sweet side for my personal taste. I ended up making it again the following day because there was none left over.

Nov 11, 2003

My family and I loved this recipe. I found that the sweet potatoes needed extra time in the oven. Next time I'll cook them first, then add the apples and sauce. For a sweeter dish the sauce could easily be doubled. My wife who doesn't like sweetened vegetables even raved!

Dec 22, 2003

I looooved this casserole - and so did the rest of my family! The recipe was requested several times! I cooked the sweet potatoes first in the microwave, then put them in the casserole with the apples, this way it baked in 20 minutes total. Such a wonderful alternative to the typical marshmallow or nut topping casserole.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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