Spicy Sweet Potatoes & Apples
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!

The Story Behind the Recipe
15 min
55 min


1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

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 (cayenne)

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients ingredients except sweet potatoes, apples, and pecans in an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Add sweet potatoes; toss to coat. Cover; bake 25-35 minutes or until fork tender.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

Tip #1

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.


14Fat (mg)
25Cholesterol (mg)
240Sodium (mg)
26Carbohydrates (g)
4Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  November 29, 2015

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.

— says Dagmar
  February 12, 2015

Delicious for Thanksgiving very tasty and I love the colors great to have with turkey or chicken.

— says Kathleen B.
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