Sweet Potatoes and Apples


6 medium-size sweet potatoes, peeled
6 medium-size Granny Smith apples, peeled
1 stick salted butter, plus extra for pan
1/2 cup sweet apple cider
1/3 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


Butter a 2-quart casserole dish and set aside. Cut potatoes crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices.

Bring a large (5- to 6-quart) pot to a boil over high heat and add sweet potatoes. Cook until mostly tender, 10–15 minutes.

Meanwhile, core and slice apples into ½-inch-thick wedges. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Drain potatoes in a colander. In a 2- to 3-quart pot, melt butter over medium-high heat; add cider, brown sugar, nutmeg, and allspice. Simmer until somewhat thickened, about 10 minutes. Set aside ¼ cup syrup.

Arrange alternating layers of potatoes and apples in casserole dish; drizzle remaining syrup over each layer.

Cover with foil and bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove foil, and brush on reserved syrup. Set broiler to high; broil casserole until nicely caramelized, 3–5 minutes.


6 servings

Preparation Time

20 Minutes

Total Time

1 Hour

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