Ham, Apple, and Sweet Potato Bake

Ham, apple, and sweet potato bake recipe

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 1 casserole
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
449 Calories
6g Fat
73g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 449
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1176mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 1409mg 30%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Nothing says the holidays like ham. Yes, turkey gets its just due on Thanksgiving, but a spiral ham is present at many American holidays when families gather around the table. Sweet potatoes are also a favorite on holidays, making this ham and sweet potato bake the best of both worlds.

This recipe uses a large ham steak, but leftover slices of ham can be used as well. It is flavored with brown sugar and apples and it makes a delicious dish for family members of any age. The perfect mix of savory, sweet and starchy, this recipe will satisfy the pickiest eaters.


  • 1 pound ham steak, or leftover ham slices

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 pounds, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 3/4 cup hot water

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for ham, apple, and sweet potato bake
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  2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ham slice on both sides. Place in baking dish.

    Bake ham
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  3. Spread apples and sliced sweet potatoes over ham, then sprinkle with the brown sugar.

    Spread apples
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  4. Add hot water.

    Add hot water
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  5. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 F for about 60 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

    Cover tightly
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  6. Baste occasionally while cooking.

  7. Remove the cover for the last 15 minutes.

    Remove cover
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

    Ham, apple, and sweet potato bake
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Recipe Variations

  • Making the most of your ham and sweet potato bake may mean adding some spices and additional ingredients. The options are easy to find. You can call this recipe "spiced" by adding 3/4 teaspoon of allspice and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon tossed with the apples and sweet potatoes before adding it to the ham in the baking dish.
  • If apples aren't your first choice, try crushed pineapples instead. To dial up the savory flavor in this dish, exchange the brown sugar for chopped onions sautéed in butter and add grated Swiss cheese before baking.

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