Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Applesauce

Your slow cooker can be a lifesaver during holiday meals when sweet potatoes are a must and the oven is stuffed with turkey or ham and other fixings.

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medium (2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2
cups applesauce
cup packed brown sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cup chopped nuts, toasted
  1. Place sweet potatoes in 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except nuts; spoon over potatoes.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until potatoes are very tender.
  3. Sprinkle with nuts.

    Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know...
If your home is this year’s holiday gathering spot for family and friends, you can double or triple this recipe and cook it in a 5- to 6-quart cooker. And it will stay warm for second helpings.
Many varieties of sweet potatoes are available, but a true yam is not available in our supermarkets. The variety of sweet potatoes with dark orange skin is often labeled as “yams.” The very light-colored sweet potatoes are not as sweet and are drier than the darker-skin ones. We like the darker-skin sweet potatoes (or “yams”) for this dish because they not only make a richer-colored dish but also a tastier, sweeter one.
To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 115 ),
  • Total Fat 13 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 100 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 60 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5 g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 2 Fruit;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.