Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 10: Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

Before I begin this post...

I MADE IT TO DAY TEN!!! One third of the month complete!! I'm so proud of me for keeping up with my blog for the past ten days!! I've even kept with the Thanksgiving theme for this long. Still not sure how much longer it will last. I don't think much longer, but I'll come up with something else, I'm sure.

Phew, ok.

A lot of people grew up eating the sweet potatoes baked with marshmallows on top for Thanksgiving. I have never in my life had such a concoction. I'm pretty sure my parents would have never permitted Marshmallows to be part of dinner, and my father would not have allowed Marshmallows to be part of food he was eating, and really, the thought of eating it kind of makes my teeth hurt. Instead, we had a conceptually similar, but infinitely healthier (albeit not completely healthy, cause it's got heaps of sugar), Sweet Potato and Apple Bake, which is a recipe my non-cooking mother bastardized from a recipe in a really old edition of Betty Crocker. I LOVED this more than anything. It's sweet potatoes with brown sugar and cinnamon topped with apple slices and baked. All I needed on Thanksgiving was this and stuffing and I was a happy girl.

Sweet Potato and Apple Bake
2 lbs of sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted margarine
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling on the apples, if desired)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4 inch slices

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, margarine, flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss with the sweet potatoes until they are coated, then arrange them in a baking dish.

3. Top with apples, sprinkle with cinnamon, if you like that sort of thing

4. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender.


kelly g. said...

Wow, does this look good! And I just so happen to have extra apples and sweet potatoes in the fridge. Serendipity? You decide ;)

jessy said...

we never had the marshmallow-sweet potato thing for thanksgiving in our home either when i was wee. my mom wouldn't let us have all that sugar, and she reserved the marshmallows for the once-in-a-blue-moon batch of rice krispie treats (i want to say all total - we made them maybe 3 times). anyways..... i love the idea behind your sweet potato & apple bake. it looks fantastical, perfect for fall, and the flavors are all ones that i looooove! i'm gonna give it a go - and i might even add in a little maple syrup. mmmmmmm!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Sounds so, so good!