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Apple, Sausage, Sweet Potato Casserole

In honor of the first day of fall, I’m letting you in on a family secret: this recipe.

As a kid, this was one of my favorite parts of fall as it’s dinner that is salty and sweet, and includes apples. This is easy to make in advance and great to bring to a pot-luck. Thanks to my Mom for the recipe!

Ingredients:
1 lb sausage
2 medium sweet potatoes*
3 medium apples
2 T sugar
1 T flour
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t salt
1/2 c water

1. Break sausage into bite-sized pieces and brown in a skillet. Drain excess fat and place in a glass 9X13 pan.
2. Peel and cut apples into bite-sized pieces and put in pan.

If you don't have an apple peeler, slicer and corer, you're missing out!


3. Peel, cut and cook sweet potatoes. Add to the apples.
4. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and water. Pour over the sausage, apples and potatoes. Stir.

Cover and bake at 375 F for 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with warm cornbread!

*Sweet potatoes vs. Yams. I think that in my family we used this term interchangeably. Maybe it’s an American thing? Maybe it was a my family thing. Since growing up and/or moving to Canada, I get the impression there is a difference. In either case, I used the orange version of this. Thoughts?


11 Responses to Apple, Sausage, Sweet Potato Casserole

  1. Kristen

    Mel I love your blog! it’s awesome! Just saw this and thought it would be helpful :) Kristen
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/difference-between-sweet-potatoes-and-yams_n_1097840.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl13%7Csec3_lnk1%7C113851

    • Amelia

      I can’t believe it! All along it’s been LIES!!!!! Thanks for the article :-) Glad you’re enjoying the blog!

  2. Bronwyn

    i love this recipe, i just tried and my husband loved it! Thank you

  3. Margo J. Ellis

    I have tried this recipes in different variations before and have found one thing to be true…you DO NOT need to peel anything! Why waste all those good vitamins & minerals in the apples & yams & take all that extra time to peel them…no thank you. The peelings get nice & soft & no one will probably even notice! TRY IT! πŸ˜‰

  4. Margo J. Ellis

    ORANGE=YAMS & YELLOW=SWEET POTATOES…both about the same flavor & yams are more common…sweet potatoes are usually found only in the fall in the U.S.! πŸ˜‰

  5. mary metz

    re;member this from my childhood, glad to have found it and will try tomorrow

  6. lyndabirde

    Yes, my son just asked about this recipe! I told him it was likely somewhere to be found by googling. Your recipe is exactly like mine. I think I learned it from Mennonite cookbook in Pennsylvania in the early ’80s. Always seemed a very hearty welcome. I have done it in the slow-cooker as well.

  7. kinnequist

    Wow – just tried this. Was a huge hit with the kids!

  8. Shelby M. Kilpatrick

    This sounds similar to a recipe I found in my 1960’s high school Foods book. I made it and my family enjoyed it. Since then I have searched for something like this, (and many years later) so .I am going to try it again.

Thoughts? I love hearing from you!