Baked Sweet Potato Recipes

Spicy Sweet Potatoes & Apples

Chunks of sweet potatoes and tart apples are baked together with a touch of honey and red pepper in this special side dish - the perfect complement to a Thanksgiving turkey!

15 min. prep time
6 servings
656 Ratings


2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 large (4 cups) orange sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, cubed 1/2-inch
2 small (2 cups) tart cooking apples, peeled, cubed 1-inch
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in 13x9-inch baking pan in oven. Stir in all remaining ingredients except sweet potatoes, apples and pecans. Place sweet potatoes in butter mixture; toss to coat. Cover; bake 25-35 minutes or until fork tender.

Stir in apples and pecans. Continue baking, uncovered, stirring once, 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender.  Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Although sweet potatoes and yams are similar in many ways, and therefore often confused with one another, they are different plant species. Yams may be substituted for sweet potatoes in most recipes.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 230

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 240mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #8694©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This has been my favorite yam dish for quite a few years. I noticed that it's been changed since I first got it. I still use 3 small Granny Smith apples and the rind and all of the juice from one orange.
Delicious for Thanksgiving very tasty and I love the colors great to have with turkey or chicken.
Easy and delicious! Served it with breaded chicken and fresh baked rolls.
very tasty. easy to make
This is a good recipe for making a differant side dish for Thanksgiving.
A good balance between sweet and sour with a nice pecan nut crunch.
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I fixed this for Thanksgiving. It was colorful, easy to prepare, and had a good tangy taste. I plan to add it to my regular list of side dishes.

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