Applesauce-Sweet Potato Bake

Applesauce and nut topping provide a simple addition to this easy sweet potato casserole - perfect side for any meal.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
pound sweet potatoes or yams (about 3 medium)
1
cup applesauce
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup chopped nuts
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 1 Place sweet potatoes in 3-quart saucepan; add enough water (salted if desired) to cover. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until tender; drain. Remove skins; cut each sweet potato lengthwise in half.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375º. Place sweet potatoes, cut sides up, in ungreased 2-quart casserole or square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Spread applesauce over sweet potatoes. Mix brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon; sprinkle over applesauce. Dot with butter. Cover and bake about 30 minutes or until hot.

Expert Tips

Looking for a shortcut? Use 1 can (18 ounces) vacuum-packed sweet potatoes, cut lengthwise in half, for the fresh sweet potatoes.

Why not try some sweet potato sprinkles? • Dried cranberries • Miniature marshmallows • Canned sliced peaches or pineapple • Toasted pecans or almonds • French-fried onion rings or crushed croutons

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
185
(
Calories from Fat
65),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.