Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Total Time:
45 min
10 min
35 min

4 to 6 servings

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 Honeycrisp or Granny Smith apples
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, picked and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes generously with some olive oil, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Lay the sweet potatoes out on a sheet tray, place them in the oven and roast until they are very soft and mushy, 30 to 35 minutes.

  • Peel the apples and cut into 1-inch dice. Toss the apples with the lemon juice, some olive oil, salt and the rosemary. Lay them out on a sheet tray and place in the oven during the last 15 minutes of the cooking time for the sweet potatoes. When done, the apples should be soft and cooked through but still hold their shape. Sprinkle the walnuts over the apples during the last 5 minutes in the oven.

  • Transfer the sweet potatoes to a large bowl and coarsely mash them with a potato masher. Stir in the cooked apples and walnuts. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

  • Serve immediately or keep in a warm oven and serve hot.

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This is my new favorite Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe. Made it for the first time today and it was a huge hit! Thanks, Anne Burrell! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The combination of flavors here is just perfect. I might cut back on the apples a bit, but otherwise, it's one of my favorite sweet potato dishes. And so simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavor was great! Used two medium potatoes and two apples. Apples were prefect. Potatoes came out a little dry after 32ish minutes - seemed roasted instead of mashed. Maybe I didn't cook them enough for them to get mushy? Not sure... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight for my family. I promised no marshmallows! They loved this recipe. So did I!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't made this recipe, but my mom makes something similar except that she doesn't mash the sweet potatoes. She chunks them & the apples up, & puts them in a skillet with Pam to fry them (not sure what other, if any, ingredients she puts in with them. Absolutely delish! I could eat the whole pan! Am saving this one to my recipe box because it's so close to what mom makes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty, without the addition of sugar. Great for a diabetic husband. Did take about 10 min longer for the sweet potatoes, but definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious... item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! Anne!!!! This is the BEST freakin' sweet potato recipe EVER! If I could give it ten stars, I would. I had just come home from the store with a bag of sweet potatoes, wondering what the heck I was going to do with them. Your show was on while I was unpacking the groceries, so it was perfect timing since I had all the other ingredients in the house. They were SO good my husband darn near fell out of chair. (Sweet potatoes are his favorite. I made them again a few days later, even froze the leftovers. I've experimented with adding a little honey or maple syrup, and/or orange zest. I've also tried substituting thyme for rosemary and cayenne. Anyway you make them, this recipe is beyond brilliant! The technique is so clever too; going to experiment with other fruits/potatoes. You're my sweet potato hero Anne! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious combination of flavors and very simple to make. Made per recipe with exception of cutting back cayenne a bit. We're folks who love spicy food, but cutting back was a good idea here for our palates. Big fans of sweet potatoes, we eat them nearly all year, we're always open to a new recipe and this one was a winner. Next time we might sub Aleppo pepper for the cayenne. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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