this is one of my favorite dishes - and I have combined 2 or 3 different recipes into this one, and it's now my favorite- but all of them start with
casserole dish, sprayed with cooking spray.
alternating layers of baked potatoes and apples.
Depending on how many of each I have, I will start with what I have more of (I prefer to start with apples, but will start with sweet potatoes if I only have 2 apples.
I use 1-2 sweet potatoes, and 2-4 apples.
12 oz peeled sweet potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick (I use 1-2 potatoes)
2 apples, peeled, sliced (I use 2-4, you may also use oranges, peeled, sectioned)
1/4 to 1/2 cup orange juice (fav combo is 1/4 cup OJ concentrate and 1/4 cup water)
1-2 TB honey (or pure maple syrup or other sweetener)
3/4 oz wheat germ (aprox. 3 TB) or quick oats
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
4 tsp margarine
preheat oven to 375.
Place half the sweet potatoes slices in the bottom of a baking dish that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Top with half the apples, then another layer of sweet potatoes, and the remainder of the apples.
In a small bowl, or measuring cup, combine OJ, spices and honey.
pour over dish.
sprinkle additional cinnamon on top, wheat germ, and dot with margarine.
bake, covered, 30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
Uncover, and bake 10 more minutes.
eta- this is from More Lean & Luscious Cookbook 1988/ Lean & Luscious Cookbook 1987
ok, stupid question . . . do you cook the sweet potatoes before slicing? It would seem like no, but I've always been told they're too hard to cut or peel prior to cooking? (not much experience with sweet potatoes ).
Sorry I never noticed this before- I do everything raw. I cut the sweet potatoes with a big knife that slices them fine for me- but I do peel them first. You could microwave them a little if you were having trouble- but I just cut them in half if they are too big.
it's perfect for the fall- hope you try this if you haven't yet!