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Sweet Potato & Apple Mash

Sweet and savory, smooth and delicious. This is the perfect side dish for many meats.
Yield 4 -6 servings (Serving size: ½ to ¾ cup)


  • 4 small/medium sweet potatoes or yams
  • 2 small/medium apples (we like to use a sweet apple like braeburn, fuji, or gala)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pure olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter optional


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and apples. Core the apples and cut both the apples and sweet potatoes into small 1" cubes. Place them in a large bowl.
  2. Add the olive oil, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and pepper. Toss the mixture so everything is evenly coated. Pour the seasoned sweet potato and apple cubes into a lightly greased 9x13" baking dish. Cover the dish with foil and bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 3 hours or at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash the sweet potato mixture until desired texture is achieved. Add butter, optional. The mixture should be moist since the foil trapped in the steam. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.

Recipe Notes

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