Sherried Sweet Potatoes & Apples

"Nice side to the holiday ham or turkey, or with pork roast or chops"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (100.7 g)
  • Calories 140.3
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.3 mg
  • Sodium - 3.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 14.1 g
  • Protein - 0.8 g
  • Calcium - 14.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a kettle, combine the sweet potatoes with enough water to cover by 1 inch and boil for 35 minutes, until tender.

Step 2

Drain the sweet potatoes and let them cool until they can be handled. The sweet potatoes may be prepared in advance and kept chilled overnight.

Step 3

Peel the sweet potatoes, cut them lengthwise into sixths, and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces.

Step 4

Peel, core and cut the apples lengthwise into sixths and crosswise into 11/2-inch pieces.

Step 5

In a large heavy skillet cook the apples in the butter over moderate heat, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, the brown sugar, the cinnamon and the sherry. Bring to a boil, and simmer 3 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and cook, stirring gently, for 2 minutes, until heated through.

Step 6

Transfer to a heated serving dish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wonderful recipe that we served with pork chops. I didn't have as much lemon juice as specified and instead of sherry I used apple juice -- delicious!

review by:
(18 Jan 2015)


Excellent recipe. The sherry gives the sweet potatoes a bit of spark and the apple goes so well with them I followed the ingredients, cut back to one potato, but I cooked it with all the steps in one. - I peeled and cut up the raw sweet potato, put the pieces in a buttered oven proof dish, added the prepared apple, lemon juice, dotted with butter. Sprinkled on the cinnamon and brown sugar. Drizzled with sherry and bake in a 375 oven for 35 minutes. I flipped the potatoes several times while baking. Wonderful! We loved it! So Easy and so good

review by:
(4 Dec 2011)