Grandma Gertie's Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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This sweet potato dish is a "must" for our Thanksgiving Dinner every year.

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Grandma Gertie's Sweet Potatoes Recipe:

Recipe Type: Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Apples
Menu: Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Menu
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min


6 medium (2 1/2 pounds) sweet potatoes
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tart apples peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
Brown Sugar Syrup (see recipe below)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 13x9-inch baking dish.

Scrub the sweet potatoes and put them in a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Cover pan and boil gently for approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until easily pierced with a knife (do not overcook). Remove from heat, drain, and let cool slightly. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place a layer of sweet potato slices into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar over the top. Season with salt and pepper.

Place a layer of sliced apples over the top of the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Make another layer each of sweet potatoes and apples. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar over each layer. Pour Brown Sugar Syrup over the top of the sweet potatoes and apple mixture.

NOTE: Dish may be frozen at this point. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and then cover with aluminum foil. Freeze until needed. To use, thaw casserole on the counter for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Remove aluminum foil and plastic wrap, and recover with the aluminum foil.

Bake, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are soft; during the last 5 minutes of cook, place whole marshmallows onto the top of each slice and let brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Brown Sugar Syrup:
1 2/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup water

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine brown sugar and water; stir until sugar is dissolves.


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