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Published on November 18, 2016

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Give Thanks for Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a holiday tradition in most families. This year, enjoy the sweetness of this traditional dish by using honey and apples instead of marshmallows.

Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Serves: 8

Source: Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday Entertaining Cookbook


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams (2-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Braeburn apples, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hy-Vee apple juice
  • 1 tbsp. Hy-Vee honey
  • 3 tbsp. Hy-Vee butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. finely grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup Hy-Vee pecan pieces


  1. Place sweet potatoes and apples in a 2- to 3-1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix together brown sugar, apple juice, honey, butter, cinnamon and orange peel. Spoon over sweet potatoes. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 hours or until potatoes and apples are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, cook nuts in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Sprinkle with pecans just before serving.

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