Baked sweet potatoes and apples with pecan butter

This sweet potato and apple side dish is a great accompaniment to a special menu.

Baked sweet potatoes and apples with pecan butter recipe

Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples with Pecan Butter recipe1/3 cup Land O Lakes Butter
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 medium (1-1/2 pounds) orange sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/2-inch
3 small tart cooking apples, sliced horizontally 1/2-inch, seeds removed

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Melt butter in 13×9-inch baking dish in oven (4 to 6 minutes). Stir in all remaining ingredients except sweet potatoes and apples. Place sweet potatoes in butter mixture; toss to coat.
  • Cover; bake for 25 minutes. Add apples; spoon butter mixture over apples. Cover; continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes and apples are tender.

Recipe tip: Although no yams are grown in the United States, some grocery stores label orange sweet potatoes as yams.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving): Calories: 250; Fat: 15g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 530mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Protein: 2g

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

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