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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Many people associate sweet potatoes with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. However, Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole makes a wonderful side dish throughout the year. And as a time savings, I assemble this casserole a couple days prior to baking. When making dinner, this casserole goes into the oven and no one knows it was prepared ahead of time. It will be our little secret!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Baking the Sweet Potatoes1 hr 15 mins
Course: Casserole, Side Dish, Sweet Potatoes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Make Ahead Meal, Meal Prep, Sweet Potatoe and Apple Casserole
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Bernice




  • 4 pounds Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 Apples sliced
  • Lemon Juice optional

Spice Butter Ingredients

  • cup Maple Syrup
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon optional
  • 1 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg

Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Pecans chopped


Sweet Potatoes Oven Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees for baking the sweet potatoes
  • Line a baking pan with non-stick foil

Casserole Oven Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees for baking the casserole
  • Spray two small or one large casserole dish with non-stick spray

Sweet Potatoes Preparation

  • Wash, dry, and pierce the sweet potatoes
  • Line a baking pan with foil (non-stick foil if you can)
  • Place sweet potatoes on baking pan and place in oven and bake for about an hour and 15 minutes or until bake through. Turn half way through baking.
  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Once cooled, remove the jackets and slice thin

Apple Preparation

  • Wash, peel and slice apples thin
  • Splash in lemon juice if preparing ahead of time

Spice Butter Mixture Preparation

  • Melt the butter and mix with the Maple Syrup in a small bowl
  • Stir in vanilla and Bourbon
  • Stir in brown sugar, salt and spices

Casserole preparation

  • Layer sweet potatoes and apples
  • Drizzle some of the Spice Butter Mixture between the first layer of sweet potatoes and apples. Add the remainder to the top of the casserole
  • Add chopped pecans
  • Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through


Calories are approximate based upon serving size and ingredients used.