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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples & Cranberries

Roasted sweet potatoes with apples and cranberries make for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish! Simply made with sweet potatoes, apples, fresh cranberries, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar.

roasted sweet potatoes with apples and fresh cranberries

I’m so excited to share this really simple and delicious side dish recipe with you that my mom makes for Thanksgiving every year. Thanksgiving would definitely not be the same without this roasted sweet potato, apple and cranberries side dish, that goes with the stuffing, greens beans, and turkey perfectly.

The tart-sweetness from the fresh cranberries complement the sweetness from the apples and sweet potatoes perfectly. When they’re all roasted together and tender with a little brown sugar, they’re just so good! Plus, this side dish recipe

Yes, as a dietitian I’m all about making healthy swaps on a daily basis to have a well-rounded and nutritious diet, however, when it comes to Thanksgiving, I firmly believe it’s ok to enjoy those memory-filled family recipes just the way they are. Having a healthy relationship with food means sometimes you don’t try to “healthify” it, you just enjoy it as is. This recipe is the perfect example of that!

Plus, let’s not forget that apples, sweet potatoes and cranberries contain lots of good nutrition and antioxidants to boot. Totally ok if they’re covered in butter and sugar for Thanksgiving!

ingredients for roasted sweet potatoes with apples & cranberries

  • apples – I used Koru and SnapDragon apples from Yes! Apples! for this recipe. Yes! Apples are from New York and are grown on family-owned farms that produce super high-quality apples. 
  • sweet potatoes
  • fresh cranberries
  • brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • butter
  • cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

equipment / utensils

  • mixing bowls
  • cutting board + sharp knife
  • 10.5″x7.5″ baking dish (this recipe can be easily made in a 9X13in baking dish by increasing the ingredients)
roasted sweet potatoes with apples, cranberries, brown sugar and butter

how to make this side dish recipe

This recipe is super easy to make which is why it makes for a great Thanksgiving side dish. It’s one you don’t have to worry about and will come out delicious every single time.

To make this recipe, you will simply peel and slice the sweet potatoes and the apples and toss them together with the cranberries, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. All that’s left to do from there is bake the mixture in a baking dish until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.

If you want to make a bigger batch of this recipe simple increase the amount of sweet potatoes, apples, cranberries, sugar and butter. The beauty of this recipe is that you really don’t need perfect measurements for any of the ingredients for it to turn out great!

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roasted sweet potatoes with apples and fresh cranberries

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Apples & Cranberries

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: fall recipes
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Roasted sweet potatoes with apples and cranberries make for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish! Simply make with sweet potatoes, apples, fresh cranberries, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 large sweet potatoes. peeled and cubed or cut into half moon shapes
  • 34 apples, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 1/3 cup fresh cranberries 
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted  
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes and apples. I like cutting the sweet potatoes into a half moon shape and same with the apples. Cubed for both would also work.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave by heating for 15 second increments until melted. 
  3. Toss the sweet potatoes, apples and cranberries together in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon and sugar. Pour melted butter on top and mix everything together until all the pieces are covered in sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Place mixture into a baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes until the sweet potatoes are folk tender. I recommend using a spoon to mix everything about halfway through cooking so that it bakes evenly. 

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