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As most of you know, I’m a big proponent of eating seasonally because you get the freshest, most delicious fruits and vegetables at the best price. But in today’s age of being able to get whatever you want, whenever you want it, you can usually go to your local market at any time of year to get whatever produce you want, even if it is not being grown at that time of year — say, an apple in the middle of summertime. If you live in the United States, that apple has likely been flown thousands of miles to your supermarket via South Africa (don’t get me started on how much fuel and money is spent just for that to happen).

But it is fall now, and all across the country, sweet potatoes and apples are in season. If you live somewhere in the northeast like New York or Vermont, you can probably find over a dozen different varieties of apples at your local farmer’s market. I’m in southern California and I counted six different varieties at mine last weekend . Most of the kids I know love apples and sweet potatoes so I decided to make a super easy and delicious side dish for the holidays. It only takes minutes to prepare and if you’re having people over, doubling or even tripling the recipe is simple.

And remember, in more ways than one_ ’tis the season.

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Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients  

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Large Apples (Gala, Fuji, or other sweet cooking apples), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Cup apple juice

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    Nutrition

    Sodium: 340mg | Sugar: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Calories: 210kcal | Fat: 6g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 39g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Has anyone frozen this with good results? We just got 10+ pounds of apples from our CSA so I am trolling Weelicious for toddler-friendly recipes that I can make and then freeze in portions.

    2. Made this last night – could not believe how yummy it was. It smelled so good, even the picky boy tried it, although he does not like the texture of cooked fruit! Will definitely be making this frequently this fall.

    3. […] Sweet Potato Casserole would make a perfect fall side dish for just about any meal. […]

    4. I’m going to make a big batch of this to take to my work’s Thanksgiving potluck….any advice on making a huge batch?? Could I make it, keep it in the fridge, and then warm up in a crock pot at work? Help!

    5. That is exactly what I would do! The crock pot may take about 10-20 minutes to reheat it, but then it should stay warm all day!

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