Yams and Apples

This is a recipe I concocted as another way to enjoy sweet potatoes. The cinnamon and butter make it really satisfying and the whole house smells wonderful as it bakes. To make this a whole-meal casserole, add in ham chunks or thin-sliced deli ham.

2 large sweet potatoes
2 large apples (Jonagolds or other firm/tart varieties work well)
Butter, cinnamon, brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350º and spray/butter a 1-quart baking dish. Peel the sweet potatoes and quarter/core the apples. As you slice the sweet potatoes cross-ways, layer them in the baking dish, then sprinkle with brown sugar. Add a layer of apple slices, and top that with dots of butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Repeat until you’ve used up your ingredients, and add more if you wish. Cover with foil and bake about an hour. Serves 3 or 4.

Kitchen Hint: This casserole shrinks as it bakes so you can heap the bowl high before covering it—to be sure you’ll have enough for everybody when they taste how yummy it is!

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