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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

Since I covered the cornbread and the pie for our church potluck, Ryan took charge of the sweet potato dish. Ryan's grown up always eating sweet potato casserole with not only marshmallows, but also green apples. It's his favorite holiday dish and he was eager to share it with everyone. Surprisingly, many had never heard of the sweet potato/apple combination, but many were converted after sampling Ryan's dish!

Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

-4 lbs sweet potatoes (Ryan used 4 large potatoes)
-3 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into thin slices
-4 tbsp butter
-brown sugar and cinnamon, to taste
-approximately 2-3 cups mini marshmallows

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and boil until tender (our large potatoes took 45 minutes).
2. Remove potatoes from water and peel (the peel should fall right off).
3. Slice potatoes about a centimeter thick, cutting in half again so each piece is a half circle.
4. Cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan with a layer of potatoes. Cover the potatoes with a layer of sliced apples.

5. Dot with butter and sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon and brown sugar over the top of everything.
6. Repeat the sweet potato, apple, and cinnamon/sugar/butter layers.
7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
8. Remove from oven, top casserole with mini marshmallows and broil until marshmallows are lightly browned (our broiler was quite strong, as you can see from the pictures :))