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Yam ‘n Apple Bake

Yams ‘n Apples

I usually decide what potluck dish I’m going to make for the week by looking in my cupboard and refrigerator and seeing what I have and what needs to be used up before it goes bad. This time I had some apples that were looking a bit crinkly, and some good looking yams. I’ve experimented with yams and apples before, so I knew they were a good match.

This recipe looked good, but I didn’t have any whiskey or bourbon. What I did have was some pineapple habanero bbq sauce we picked up at Costco. I substituted that for the alcohol, and bingo! I had a winner! This went over well at our family Thanksmas as a complement to the ham.


Serves: 6 to 8    ​Serving size: 1 cup   Yam cooking & cooling time: 2 hours    Preparation time: 30 minutes   ​ Baking time:  1 hour

Ingredients: 4 or 5 medium yams or sweet potatoes, scrubbed 4 medium baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced ​ into ½-inch wedges ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup brown sugar, packed ½ teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon ginger ⅛ teaspoon cloves ¼ cup bourbon or whiskey ¼ cup orange juice

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 2. *Puncture yams with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 1 hour or until just tender. When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into ¾-inch rounds. 3. In a 9×13-inch glass baking dish, alternate yam slices with apple wedges, arranging them in lines at a slight angle. Drizzle with melted butter. 4. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Sprinkle over yams and apples. In the same small bowl, mix bourbon (substitute) and orange juice. Drizzle over the yams and apples. 5. Bake for 1 hour, or until apples and yams are tender. Serve immediately, spooning accumulated juices over each portion.

*Note: You may want to cook the yams the day before and refrigerate them overnight until you’re ready to make this dish.

I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you’ve tried any of them and how they turned out.

Good cooking to you! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ​Linda ​​​​​Note: Would you like a printout of this and other recipes? These directions may help: Use your mouse to select only the text you want to copy rather than the entire page. Then press Ctrl+C, open your Word program and press Ctrl+V to paste the semi-formatted text. Print it from there.

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