baked sweet potatoes apples

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

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.


Editor's Note: This recipe was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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