Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes Recipe -
Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Smushed Apples and Sweet Potatoes

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place the sweet potato in a medium saucepan and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Mix in the sugar, cinnamon and allspice. Add the apple slices, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes, or until the apples are tender. Mix the apple mixture into the drained sweet potatoes along with the milk. Mix well using an electric mixer or just a fork until potatoes are mashed.
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  • Note
  • As a variation, you can mix in cloves or nutmeg. This is also delicious topped with brown sugar and pecans.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2006

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2010

This was tasty but very, very sweet. I liked it but my husband wasn't a fan.

Jan 21, 2004

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!

Jan 06, 2004

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!

Nov 21, 2004

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.

Jan 27, 2004

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!

Nov 17, 2006

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!

Nov 24, 2010

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!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

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

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