Last year I wrote about our traditional New Year's Day meal. This year I just wanted something a little different to go with it. I thought about my sweet potato souffle, but my time was short and we had just had it over Christmas. Instead, I looked at the the sweet potatoes I had left. I remembered a recipe from my old Amish cookbook I had tried with apples and sweet potatoes mixed. It was good, but I didn't like the mace in it. The wheels in my head began to spin. Hence, Apple and Sweet Potato Bake was born! :)
To make it, I peeled two medium apples and chopped them into bite size chunks. I squeezed the juice from half a red navel orange over them. Any orange will work.
Then I peeled and sliced three small sweet potatoes and added them to the apples. On the mixture, I dotted 1-2 tablespoons of soft butter.
Next, I made the topping/glaze. I started by melting 4 tablespoons of butter. To that, I added 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of flour (I have made this topping without the flour for my sister who is gluten intolerant, and it is still very good.), 1 cup of chopped pecans, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
All the ingredients were mixed well and sprinkled over the apples and sweet potatoes.
This was placed in a 350 degree oven for thirty minutes. At that point, I removed the dish and stirred everything together. I put it back in the oven to cook until done (20-30 minutes more).
I was worried my children wouldn't like it, but upon tasting it, my daughter declared she was saving hers for dessert! :) Love that little girl!
Did you try a new recipe over the holidays? Feel free to share!
Until we meet again, may you be blessed!