Juicy apples are layered with sweet and starchy yams for a colorful and full-textured side dish to any roast meat or poultry. Don't hide this one just for Thanksgiving.
- 1 pound uncooked yams, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch-thick slices
- 2 large apples, cored and sliced
- 2/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% Juice
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup wheat germ
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 2-quart casserole dish.
ALTERNATELY layer yams and apples in casserole dish.
HEAT Juicy Juice in medium saucepan over high heat. Mix cornstarch with water in small bowl or cup. When juice is boiling, stir in cornstarch mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Spoon sauce over yam and apple mixture. Sprinkle wheat germ on top.
BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender.
Review This Recipe
I made this for Thanksgiving at my parents house this year. Everyone loved it so much that everyone demanded we have it every year. I was even asked to make it for christmas dinner.
loved this casserole
This was so great..every one of my guest raved about it. I used Granny Smith apples, and their tartness went really well with the sweet yams. I will definitey have to make this dish again and again.
I even put the Stouffers Harvest Apples in between the layers horizontally to cover up the space between the layers. Delicious!!
We loved this
I prepared the Yam-Apple Casserole to accompany my pork roast. I was not dissappointed. It was totally delicious and so easy to prepare. I did add a pinch of salt, which I think rounded out the flavours. I will certainly serve this again as most of the ingredients are usually in my pantry.
Meal that Heals
I have been using this recipe for years in place of the sweeter ,usual combination of sweet potatoes,orange juice and brown sugar. I found it in a book titled "Meals That Heal",put out by RodalePress Inc.Sweet Potatoes and apples are two of the fifty foods listed as assisting in the prevention of cancer,lowering cholesterol,control of blood pressure and weight loss.The only difference in the recipes is the use of honey instead of sugar (less sweet and more natural).My family and I love this dish and have it quite frequently.
What a combo
My family loves sweet potaoes and apples. I just never thought of having them in the same dish. I made this over the weekend, what a hit. I will make this often.
All Year Round GREAT
My family loved this recipe. My husband, who is not crazy about sweet potatoes, really enjoyed this dish. I made two changes: I increased the Apple Juice to 1 cup [this thinned it out some;] I decreased the sugar to 1/4 cup, all else remained the same. From time to time I find special recipes I keep for the holidays. When I say I am making yams for the holiday, he says "do we really need so many potatoes." I was really surprised when my husband said "maybe you should file this with you holiday recipes" When he suggested this, I knew this was exceptional. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe.
Could be better
Fixed this for Christmas dinner. The "plan" said this could be reheated, which was true. And other reviews said to slice the potatos thinly so they cook with the apples. The flavor of this was ok but next time I would par boil the potatos, (they cook much slower than the apples) and double the sauce. (the top of the dish gets too dry). I don't think the wheat germ adds very much.
Made this for Thanksgiving '03. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Even the teenagers thought that it was great. I sliced the yams into thin pieces. The sauce settled right down and baked beautifully. May have had it the oven a little longer for a doubled recipe. Didn't get the wheat germ; used nuts I put in the food processor and lightly sprinkled on top. Yum!
Not for us
This recipe sounded wonderful, but the yams were sorta tuff, since they were not cooked a little first, the apples were ready long before the yams, plus the sauce on top was like glue, it wouldn't spread out over the dish, where you placed it is where it stayed. I might would try to tender the yams before I cook it again.
I made this for Thanksgiving, wanting something different this year and was pleasantly surprised. I did make one change; since I forgot to buy wheat germ, I substituted Corn Flake Crumbs, and they worked just fine. I did find I needed to bake it a little longer, perhaps I made the potato slices too thick. I certainly would make it again.
Very tasty and Cancer-Fighting
I have been using this recipe for years and have always had rave reviews from family and friends.The apples are a nice change from the traditional mashed sweet potato/yam recipes and add a little tartness to the dish.I found this recipe in a book I received many years ago,(1980's), from Prevention's Meals that Heal under the cancer prevention section and have been using it ever since.
I baked this for the Seniors at the community center where I work. They all loved it. I made enough for 31 people and heard not one complaint. I am going to cook this for Thanksgiving for my family. A new tradition, I think.
Absolutly great!Neighbors came over for dinner begging for this recipe.It is marvoulous!!!Perfectly Brilliant.Your nuts if you don't try this for your family. -Caralla Mitchell
not too bad
Pretty good recipe, definitely different from just yams and marshmallows. I did use canned yams only to speed up the cooking time and added the juice from the canned yams to the apple juice mixture for more flavor.
Always pre-cook Yams!
When cooking Yams, always pre-cook them first: either boil for 15-20 minutes or microwave and then you finish preparing them according to the recipe.
I fixed this side dish for my husband's family Holiday get together and it was gone in the first go-around...no second helpings at all! I steamed the potatoes in water for 5 minutes in the microwave before cooking and it turned out great! Will fix this again and again!!
make sure to cover!
make sure you put the cover on the casserole dish (or cover the baking dish with tin foil, as i did), or else it dries out. i used 2 yams and 2 large apples and tripled the sauce, it turned out really well and i got many compliments at christmas dinner. prep time and cooking time were much longer than listed.
Listen Up Single Women!
For the past few years my husband and I have been invited to share Thanksgiving with our dear friends and for the past 2, I have been asked to bring my now-famous "Yam-Apple Casserole". It seems to be a winner every time! It does not have to be served for Thanksgiving only, it makes a great side dish and can be enjoyed all year round. And for what it's worth, all you single ladies out there, I got a marriage proposal. My advice, practice making this wonderful recipe, invite friends and neighbors over and wait for the magic to happen !!!
Cook yams first
The recipe doesn't say whether or not to boil the yams before cooking and slicing. Since most of the reviews indicate that the yams weren't cooked I suggest that the yams be at least partially cooked before combining with other ingredients and baking.
Big hit on Thanksgiving....great flavor.....the only problem was the apples were cooked before the yams......maybe precooking them slightly in the microwave, or slicing "very thin" would help. Otherwise, delicious!
Great way to combine a fruit with a vegetable
We loved this recipe, but I sliced the yams and put them in the microwave with a little water, covered them, and let them steam for a few minutes before making up the recipe with the apples. I read the reviews and thought this might cut down on cooking time and it did!
This dish was amazing. One hint though. Slice the yams on the thinner side and increase the cooking time to an hour. The wait and the taste is worth it!
This casserole is now a must serve for the holidays or any other time for that matter. My family loves it. I was looking for something different to do with sweet potatoes and this is it. I highly recommend this to everyone. I also substituted brown sugar for the wheat germ. I also found the cooking time needed to be increased but it is worth the wait!
My husband and I enjoyed this as a different side dish. However, the baking time was much longer than listed. The yams and apples cooked for almost an hour and then I still had to put our servings in the microwave to soften the yams. Also, I used brown sugar instead and skipped the wheat germ.
I think that it is brilliant, to mix a sweet vegetable with a juicy fruit!
I made this and doubled the recipe, not a good idea. I didnt cook long enough, and the yams were hard. The apple overpowers the yam, if I make this again I will use sweet potaoes and brownsugar instead of sugar.
The best Yam-Apple Casserole Recipe Yet!!!
Well, I never...had so many compliments as I
did for the Yam-Apple Casserole I served at a
Thangsgiving table at some friends'house and
the thanks go to the wonderful person who
created this recipe...so let's cheer to that
wonderful person...It was the subject at two
large tables for at least half-an-hour, can
you imagine that!!! I felt so good knowing
everybody liked it so much...and it was my
first attempt at this recipe!!!Again thank
you and keep up the good work all of you!!!
I've made a variation of this recipe -- with apple cider instead of apple juice -- for years and it is always a big hit.