Monday, November 8, 2010

Harvest Potatoes with Apples

I realize that it's been two weeks since I've posted, and I apologize for that. I don't have a good excuse, so let's just suffice it to say that I lag.

I do have a sweet recipe to share with you though. Call it make up food if you'd like.

This is one of my favorite fall dishes, and I discovered it at a church potluck several years ago. I never did find out who brought the dish so I couldn't wrestle the recipe from them, and I was forced to try to recreate it through trial and error. I think I've got it now.

Here's what you need: yams, Granny Smith apples (or any firm baking apple), cinnamon sugar, butter (of course), water, cornstarch, brown sugar, and salt. And while we're on the subject, why do we call yams sweet potatoes when sweet potatoes are not the same? I don't get it, but I cave to peer pressure so I'm calling the yams potatoes too. Sue me.

By the way, do you like my new counter tops and back splash? Oh, oh, oh! There's an excuse. My kitchen has been torn apart. And okay, that was three weeks ago, but I've been recovering.

Yeah, that's it.

I'm actually going to do a before and after post, but I've got to clean the cabinets first and put the new hardware on. It could be January before that happens. Or summer. I did get my Christmas letter for last year out in August, so it will happen, it's just a matter of when.

Anyway, enough of the blathering on about nothing, here's the recipe card. I think you should make this. The world needs more beta carotene.



  1. YUM!!!!
    And yes, I do love the backsplash and counter!

  2. My son has been begging me to makes something with sweet potatoes. I just might give this a try!

    Oh... two weeks... really? I was going a little crazy here waiting for you! :)

    Ok since I haven't posted in MONTHS. I'll give you some slack.

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  5. Great Recipe Jill. I love creating my own now too, with the storybook creator I purchased through you. Although I went raw in my diet, I still cook for the family.

  6. It looks tasty! Perfect for fall. Maybe the fact it has apples will make my family try it. They are so funny about yams, sweet potatoes, whatever, lol!

  7. Would this work well in the crock pot? I am in the process of making my friend a vegetarian crock pot recipe book for Christmas and this looks delicious!