Vegan Harvest Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples
A cheering fall and winter vegan recipe, this medley of sweet potatoes and apples makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, though you need not save this easy preparation for special occasions only.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 4large sweet potatoes
- 1teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed
- 2tablespoons vegan margarine (such as Earth Balance®), melted
- ⅓cup maple syrup
- 2large apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1pinch cinnamon, or to taste
- 1pinch ground cloves, or to taste
- ½cup apple juice
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.
Step 2Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through but still firm, about 20 minutes.
Step 3Remove sweet potatoes from oven; leave oven on. Allow sweet potatoes to cool until safe to handle; peel and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
Step 4Coat a deep 1 1/2-quart baking casserole with oil. Arrange 1/2 the sweet potato slices on the bottom. Drizzle with 1/2 of the melted vegan margarine followed by 1/2 of the maple syrup. Top with apple slices and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and cloves. Repeat layers. Pour apple juice on top. Cover casserole with a lid or aluminum foil.
Step 5Bake in the hot oven, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove lid or aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes more. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm until serving.