Roasted sweet potatoes and apples go so well with any dinner.
Fall is here and that means it is apple season. Cooking with apples is one of my favorite things to do. Many times when I think of cooking with apples, my mind goes to sweet foods.
There are over 2500 different types of apples, so I decided to go with a savory dish. Well, I suppose this is not really that savory. The roasted sweet potatoes and apples both impart a sweet flavor to this dish, but it is a side dish.
Apples have so many health benefits too. Here is a quick list of some of the benefits of eating an apple a day:
- Whiter brighter teeth
- Avoid Alzheimer’s
- Avoid Parkinson’s
- Cut your risk of cancer
- Cut your risk of diabetes
- Have a healthier heart
- Detox your liver
- Control your weight
- Boost your immune system
Now that you know how good apples can be for you – lets get in the kitchen and start cooking. Please note, the cooking times may vary. If you cube your sweet potatoes smaller than I did, the cooking time may be shorter. Check the potatoes for doneness by poking them with a fork.
Roasted Apples and Sweet potatoes
The perfect savory side dish for any meal
- 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 4 apples (I use a sweet/tart apple) cored and cubed
- 2 TBL Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp powdered thyme)
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp fresh ground pepper (or to taste)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place sweet potatoes in a bowl and add the oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well
Pour the sweet potatoes on a large cookie sheet and place in preheated oven. Bake for about 20. Check the potatoes to make sure they are almost cooked through.
Add the apples and stir to coat the apples. Bake another 10 minutes.
You may also be interested in these apple reciepes:
Nutmeg-Apple Conserve – use as a topping on yogurt or ice cream. Great as a spread too!
Easy Fried Apples – So quick and easy and so delicious too!
Make sure you stop by and visit these great bloggers and see what they created with apples!
Apfelstrudel Recipe (Apple Strudel from Scratch) from House of Nash Eats
Apple and Onion Cornbread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Butter Cheesecake from The Redhead Baker
Apple Chicken Stew from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Cider Dark & Stormy from The Crumby Kitchen
Apple Mincemeat Pie from Palatable Pastime
Apple Pie Bread from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Apple Pie Pancakes from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Apple Praline Bread from Family Around the Table
Apple Stuffing Crusted Pork Chops from Caroline’s Cooking
Apple Walnut Bars from The Chef Next Door
Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices from The Freshman Cook
Caramel Apple Pull Apart Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Crack Slaw Eggrolls from Dad What’s 4 Dinner
Cinnamon Apple Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
Diminutive Caramel Apples from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Easy Caramel Apple Butter from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit Dip from Cooking With Carlee
Mom’s Apple Cake from Books n’ Cooks
Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
PB Apple Butter Muffins from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples from Simple and Savory
Savory Apple Turkey Brie Galette from Bear & Bug Eats
Swiss Vegetarian Autumn Lasagna With Apples & Squash from All That’s Jas
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