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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Mom's Sweet Potato Apple Casserole

As with most situations in life, I turned to my mom to fix a problem. The problem was that I had a Tasty Tuesday post coming up for something fall-related and had no time to cook or come up with anything because I a) procrastinated b) was busy with multiple piddly projects that took up all my time over the weekend c) had a doctor's appointment to, lo and behold, find out I had stinkin' asthma...the correct answer is d) all of the above.
So, naturally, I turned to my mom. She promptly came up with something and was already on the way to the grocery store to buy the ingredients and make a fabulous fall casserole for dinner. When in doubt or despair, ask Mom. Not only did she whip up something that I am now craving (and I've never even had it!), she styled this magazine-worthy shot too.
I know it was good because my dad said so. Morale of the story: just ask your mom, she can do it better.
Thanks, Mom!

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar plus 1/4 cup divided
1 t cinnamon
1 t ground nutmeg
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup melted butter
Chopped pecans

Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan covered with water. 
Bring to a boil and cook 25 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and slice. 
Preheat oven to 350. Arrange sliced sweet potato and apple alternating. Sprinkle with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg. Mix flour, remaining brown sugar, butter. Sprinkle over the sweet potatoes and apples. Top with pecans. Bake for 30 minutes.  

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