Heart-Healthy Recipes: Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

This tasty recipe, courtesy of the American Heart Association, can help satisfy any sweet tooth at dessert or breakfast.

How to Make Baked Sweet Potatoes

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 1 1/2-quart glass casserole dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. In the casserole dish, layer in order half each of the sweet potatoes, apples, and cinnamon-sugar. Dot with about half the margarine. Repeat. Bake, covered, for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes and apples are soft.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut crosswise into quarter-inch slices
  • 2 medium sweet apples, such as Rome Beauty or Gala, peeled, each sliced into 10 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons light tub margarine
  • Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 101
  • Total Fat 2 grams
  • Saturated Fat 0 grams
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 grams
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams
  • Sodium 61 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 21 g
  • Fiber 3 grams
  • Sugars 14 grams
  • Protein 1 gram
Learn more about eating healthy and taking care of your heart. Visit the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute website.



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