Maple Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

sweet potato bake with pecan topping
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  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. Top with the chopped pecans.
  2. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven.

Kitchen Notes

  • 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. 
  • If you're looking for a classic mashed sweet potato casserole with a sweet, crunchy topping, you might like this popular casserole
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 339
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 55 mg
Carbohydrates 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)