Caramelized Sweet Potato and Apple Medley
Apples, Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes and Apples


Sweet Potatoes and Apples photoI started making this sweet potatoes and apples recipe about 19 years ago, when my oldest son was 5. He loved it, as did the rest of the family. Every year my children (now 24, 20 & 19) get the Thanksgiving menu a few weeks in advance. If this is not on the list, then I hear about it.

For the last 2 years, my middle son has been away at Thanksgiving, at college. He cooks a dish to share with his friends who are also staying at school for these few days and it has become a hit with his friends. Needless to say, it is on his menu again this year! Submitted by Lisa, TN


2-3 Tbsp oil
3-4 medium sweet potatoes
3-4 granny smith apples
2 tsp cinnamon (this can be adjusted to your taste)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup pecan pieces (optional)


Cut the sweet potatoes and apples in approximately 1/3 inch slices.

Pour the oil in a medium skillet and place on medium heat.

Alternate the sweet potatoes and apples in rows in the skillet. Be careful not to burn your fingers!

Combine the cinnamon and sugar.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the potatoes and apples.

Cook on medium heat, adjust if the potatoes and apples begin to burn/stick. Test with a fork to determine if potatoes are tender.

Once tender, remove with a spatula to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pecans (optional) and enjoy!

Caramelized Sweet Potato and Apple Medley

Recipe by Donnie Caves
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Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and savory with this Caramelized Sweet Potato and Apple Medley. A healthy, flavorful side dish that pairs wonderfully with any main course, ideal for both everyday meals and festive occasions.

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  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 medium apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), peeled, cored, and cubed

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper if desired.
  • Prepare Sweet Potatoes and Apples: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cubed sweet potatoes and apples.
  • Add Oil and Seasonings: Drizzle the coconut oil over the sweet potatoes and apples. Add the maple syrup, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and black pepper. Toss everything together until the sweet potatoes and apples are evenly coated.
  • Arrange on Baking Sheet: Spread the mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Optional Topping: If using, sprinkle the chopped pecans or walnuts over the sweet potatoes and apples during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Serve: Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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  • Apples: Granny Smith apples provide a nice tart contrast to the sweetness of the potatoes, but feel free to use your favorite variety.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Try to cut the sweet potatoes and apples into uniform pieces for even cooking.
  • Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Total number of serves: 4
  • Calories: 210kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 310mg
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 18g

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