MASHED SWEET POTATO AND APPLE CASSEROLE

MASHED SWEET POTATO AND APPLE CASSEROLE

BY: KRISTY FROM SWEET TREATS AND MORE

Do like sweet potatoes casseroles but not the extra calories from the brown sugar and marshmallows? Then, here’s a recipe for you. Mashed Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole are sweetened with apples so it is healthier than its loaded counterpart. It’s simple to make and will make a great side at Thanksgiving.

COOKING TIME: 25 MIN

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 large apples, peeled and cubed
1 large apple, cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons butter, soft
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup pecans, chopped
Cinnamon and brown sugar for sprinkling over top

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place sweet potatoes and apples in a large saucepan.
3. Add cold water to cover 1-inch over sweet potatoes. Bring to boil on high heat.
4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until tender.
5. Drain well and return to saucepan.
6. Add 2 tablespoons softened butter, cinnamon, and salt. Mash until well blended and smooth.
7. Spoon into lightly greased 1½-quart casserole dish.
8. Arrange apple slices over the top and sprinkle with pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon.
9. Quickly spray the top with a little Pam.
10. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through and apple slices on top are soft.

NOTES

If you want a sweeter casserole, you can make this PECAN STREUSEL TOPPING:

INGREDIENTS

½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter
½ cup pecans, chopped
Dash of cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix brown sugar, ¼ cup butter and cinnamon in small bowl until coarse crumbs form.
2. Stir in pecans.
3. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture, and then top with sliced apples.

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