Golden Apples and Yams

Golden Apples and Yams - Click to enlarge image

Servings:
Serves 6

Nutrition Information:
Protein: 2g; Fat: 2g; Carbohydrate: 37g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 9mg; Cholesterol: 0; Calories: 165.

 
 

Because yams (or sweet potatoes) require much longer cooking time than apples, this recipe calls for pre-baking them. This step can be done a day or so ahead if desired.

 
 

Ingredients:

 
 

2 large yams or sweet potatoes
2 Golden Delicious apples, cored and sliced crosswise
into rings
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts

 
 

Method:

 
 

1) Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake yams 50 minutes or until soft still retain their shape. (This step can also be done in the microwave; microwave yams on high (100 percent) 8 to 10 minutes, rotating halfway through cooking.) Cool yams until they can be handled. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F.

2) Peel yams and slice crosswise. In shallow 1-quart baking dish, alternate apple rings and yam slices, overlapping their edges slightly. In small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and cloves; stir in orange juice and blend. Heat orange juice mixture, stirring, until thickened; pour over apples and yams. Top casserole with nuts and bake 20 minutes or until apples are tender.