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Spicy Sweet Potatoes & Apples

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!

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15 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time


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.

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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.

Tip #2

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Nutrition (1 serving)

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