When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, we all probably have one dish that we can't do without. For me, it's my mom's sweet potato and apple casserole. I debated between two possible titles for this dish:
"Best Ever Sweet Potato Casserole" or "Not Your Mamma's Sweet Potato Casserole"
I'm not exaggerating. In my opinion, this is the best Thanksgiving side dish ever, and it's definitely "not your momma's casserole!" If you're looking for the traditional sweet potatoes smothered in butter, brown sugar and marshmallows (my hubby's favorite), this is not it. The tangy apples in this recipe make it a sweet and savory side dish that's perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I get asked for the recipe every time I make it. Every time. Ready to try it?
And, just in case you were wondering . . . for those of you with gluten allergies . . . it's naturally gluten-free! No adaptation needed. Yeah!
Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Casserole with Apples
- 6-8 medium sweet potatoes or yams
- 6-8 apples, sliced
- Optional-¼ c brown sugar (topping)
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 T corn starch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water
- 1 stick of butter
Bake sweet potatoes until about half done. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into ½ inch slices. Peel apples and cut into ¼" slices. To make sauce, place dry ingredients in a sauce pan, then add water. Bring mixture to a boil. When thickened, add butter and stir until it is combined. In a buttered casserole dish, place a layer of sweet potatoes, then a layer of apples, and cover with half the sauce. Repeat, ending with sauce. Sprinkle brown sugar on top, if desired. Cover and bake at 350° until apples and potatoes are tender (about 40 minutes). Yum!
Sorry about the less-than-stellar-images. These pics are from last year's Thanksgiving dinner. I hope I get some better ones this year!
So, what's your go-to Thanksgiving side dish? What is it that you can't do without at Thanksgiving dinner?
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