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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Recipe

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If you’re a fan of bread pudding, this baked dish will definitely fancy you. This casserole makes a delicious breakfast but can be enjoyed as a sweet and savory dessert too. It combines sweet potato and apples with a pumpkin spice blend, bounded together with eggs and coconut cream. We used typical orange sweet potatoes here. For the apple, we used Granny Smith, but other apples good for baking include Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Cala, Jonagold, and Cortland. For the coconut cream, we’ve tried half fat and full fat. With half fat, the dish has a bit lighter and softer, while the full fat will make it more creamy and dense. For the spices, we combined cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves (or you can just use pumpkin spice). To add extra texture to the dish, we stirred in some tiny raisins and crushed pecans.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato, grated
  • 1 large apple, grated
  • coconut oil/coconut oil spray
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • raisins
  • pecans, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Heat some coconut oil in a pan. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until it begins to soften and turn slightly brown. Add the apples and let them sweat as well.
  3. Grease a large baking dish with some coconut oil or coconut oil spray. Transfer the sweet potatoes and apples into the baking dish.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, eggs, and coconut cream.
  5. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and apples.
  6. Stir well to spread the mixture evenly in the skillet.
  7. Sprinkle the raisins and pecans on top.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the dish looks set. Test by inserting a toothpick or small knife and see if it comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Slice and enjoy! Delicious served warm!

Here, we baked it in a glass baking dish, but a large cast iron skillet would work wonders for this too. If using a cast iron skillet, you can simply prepare everything in the skillet over the stove and transfer it directly into the oven for baking. The cast iron skillet produces a really nice crust too.

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