Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Baked Sweet Potatoes & Apples With Pecan Butter

Sweeten up dinner with this sweet potato recipe using apples and pecan butter to complement any dish on the table!

15 min. prep time
6 servings
333 Ratings


1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 medium (1 1/2 pounds) orange sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/2-inch
3 small tart cooking apples, sliced horizontally 1/2-inch, seeds removed


Heat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in 13x9-inch baking dish in oven (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in all remaining ingredients except sweet potatoes and apples. Place sweet potatoes in butter mixture; toss to coat.

Cover; bake for 25 minutes. Add apples; spoon butter mixture over apples. Cover; continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes and apples are tender.

Recipe Tip

Although no yams are grown in the United States, some grocery stores label orange sweet potatoes as yams.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 250

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 530mg

Carbohydrates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #7521©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I don't remember how many years ago I first saw this recipe, but I've been using it ever since. It's the only way I cook yams. I misplaced my recipe and was so glad that it was still available. I believe that the original recipe used apples and sweet potatoes cut in 3/4 inch cubes, although I cut mine into smaller cubes, about 5/8 inch. It also called for covering the pan only during the first 25 minutes of baking. Maybe that's why Kasie's turned out soggy. Mine has always turned out delicious and never soggy or bland.
Hubby loved it. Would be just as good without apples.
Bland and everything came out soggy. Won't make again.

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