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Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Cranberries

Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Cranberries

Serves: 8

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Author: JMyers

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Looking for a simple yet festive dish to round out the holiday menu? You can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes baked with Granny Smith apples and whole fresh cranberries.

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4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
3/4 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place sweet potatoes in a large baking dish. Top with diced apples, cranberries, and raisins. Pour orange juice over all. Cover tightly with lid or foil.

Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Calories 147; Protein 2 g; Carbohydrates 36 g; Sugars 18 g; Total Fat 0.2 g; Saturated Fat 0 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 49 mg; Fiber 4.3 g; Beta-Carotene 7392 ug; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 37 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Folate 13 ug; Magnesium 30 mg; Potassium 462 mg; Zinc 0.3 mg; Selenium 0.6 ug

Comments (17):



10/26/2008 02:21 PM

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This is not a "sweet" dish but is very tasty. I especially like the tart surprise that the cranberries give it. I use POM juice in place of orange juice because that's what I had and it was fine. I also sprinkled a few chopped walnuts on top just because I felt like it. LOL


11/14/2008 02:28 PM

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I enjoyed this and agree it wasn't super sweet but that was nice actually. If you want more sweetness you can add more raisins. I added a bit of pumpkin pie spice too. :) I really liked the cranberries and I thought I wouldn't. I thought they would be tart and yucky but they were tart and great!
This comment was last edited on 11/14/2008 02:29 PM


11/21/2009 03:56 PM

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This was incredibly delicious. Ours did taste sweet---possibly because we used Pink Lady apples rather than Granny Smith, and toward the end of cooking time sprinkled about a teaspoon of a really good cinnamon over the top. The orange juice and raisins make it sweet, too, and perhaps we had particularly sweet potatoes. We'd call it a delicious dessert.


10/27/2011 02:30 PM

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Very nice fall-harvest meal. I quartered the recipe (used half a sweet potato & added a small pepper squash) squeezing fresh oranges instead of the juice, leaving the peel to cook. After reading the comments, I opted to add a bit of water to soften the sweetness of the citrus fruit.It was my main dish, along with my ENORMOUS green salad, and found it well to my taste.


11/29/2011 02:38 PM

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Absolutely loved this!! This dish actually made our Thanksgiving meal the special treat it was (along with a couple other recipes from here). Wonderful meal and can't wait to make this again!

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03/21/2012 10:07 PM

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Agree with the previous posts. This was amazing. Don't need dessert after this-so easy to make and sooo delicious. Had lentil loaf, mushroom gravy, a big green salad, cranberry and a mock pumpkin pie. This was my fave of all the dishes! I will make year round!


10/16/2012 10:36 AM

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This recipe proves again that simple can be better. Made this for the second time and got the same great results. Even though it takes over an hour to bake, it's so easy to prepare. A winner in every way.


11/21/2012 07:57 PM

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I USED HALF YAMS instead of all SWEET POTATO"S----Everyone, really liked!


11/26/2012 06:31 PM

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This recipe is so similar to one I've been making for years at Thanksgiving. My variation is a little sweeter. I peel then cube my yams or sweet potatoes into 1" chunks, then just barely cover with water in a pot and boil until done. Only 15 to 20 min. Layer a 9x13 deep baking dish with sliced apples, then drained cooked yams, then top with apples again. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup fresh cranberries and 1/2 cup raw pecans. In a high powered blender I add 1 cup warm water from cooking the yams, the juice from 2 oranges (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups), 6 - 8 medjool dates pitted, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and arrowroot powder or corn starch to thicken. Blend until smooth and pour over the yams and apples. Bake, covered, in 350 degree oven for 45 min to 1 hour. Yum!


11/28/2012 02:27 AM

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Enjoyed this very much. Will make this dish often. Four stars!!!


12/10/2012 08:23 PM

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Very Good! I followed the recipe and with my modifications, I give it five stars. I blended the orange juice with two medjool dates, which made it a little sweeter. I added some cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, and poured it over the top and it turned out great! I will make it again soon!


06/24/2013 10:02 AM

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Very good. I used organic honey crisp apples, so I didn't have to peel them. I added cinnamon and pecans, which bumped it up a notch. I needed to add more OJ towards the end, since it wasn't done after the specified time, but with more OJ, it worked.
This comment was last edited on 12/02/2014 07:22 AM


10/19/2013 07:33 PM

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Delicious-added some fresh pineapple as well!


11/10/2013 02:51 PM

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Made a test batch today. Used apple cider, and added walnuts and cinnamon. Turned out great. Had to add some honey for DH's portion. This will be on our Thanksgiving Day table


03/27/2015 03:15 PM

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I made this a few weeks ago, cutting the recipe in half for just my husband and myself. We both liked it a lot. I love that it is not real sweet. I will be making this again, for sure.


06/07/2017 07:29 PM

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This recipe is easy and really good.  I omitted the cranberries and used Gala apples. I meant to give it 5 stars, but hit the fourth by mistake!


09/25/2017 09:18 PM

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This recipe has a strange marriage of flavors that don't work.  I wouldn't make this again.