Maple Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

sweet potato bake with pecan topping

nata_vkusidey/Getty Images

  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
339 Calories
21g Fat
38g Carbs
2g Protein
See Full Nutritional Guidelines Hide Full Nutritional Guidelines
×
Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 2g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*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.)

Maple syrup brings complementary fall flavor to this sweet potato and apple casserole. The sliced cooked sweet potatoes and sliced apples make up the layers, with a crunchy finish of chopped pecans. Brown sugar and butter bring all of the flavors together. 

The sweet potatoes are baked, but they may be boiled if you prefer. Just peel them and boil them in a small amount of water just until tender. 

Ingredients

  • 6 medium baking apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Butter a 2-quart casserole.

  3. Peel the apples; core and slice them thinly. 

  4. Combine apple slices, maple syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a medium saucepan.

  5. Cook over medium-low heat until apples are tender; add a dash of salt to taste.

  6. Bake the sweet potatoes in their jackets until just tender. Slip the peels off and slice them into 1/2-inch rounds.

  7. Layer the sliced apples and sweet potatoes in the prepared 2-quart casserole, beginning with sweet potatoes and ending with apple slices.

  8. Top with the chopped pecans.

  9. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven.

Kitchen Note

  • Some apple varieties become mushy when baked. Try to use apples that hold their shape when baked. Apples that hold their shape particularly well include Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith.