Photo by Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN

Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Apples and Walnuts

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

These stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving dinner. They are sweet, filling, nutritious and overall a great side dish to serve your family and friends.


Photo courtesy of Suellen Pineda.


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  1. Preheat oven at 400F
  2. Brush sweet potato halves with olive oil on all sides
  3. Pierce with a fork and place cut side down on baking sheet
  4. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until tender
  5. In a small pot, combine diced apple, one tablespoon of butter, ¼ cup apple cider, cinnamon stick and craisins.
  6. Cook over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until apples are soft but still keep their shape. (About 15-20 minutes).
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. While the sweet potatoes are still warm, carefully scoop out the flesh of the sweet potatoes, trying to leave skin intact.
  9. Combine sweet potatoes flesh with remaining butter (2 Tbsp.), pumpkin spice, and remaining apple cider (½ cup). Mash sweet potatoes with a fork or potato masher.
  10. Fold in apple mixture.
  11. Stuff each sweet potato skin with the prepared mixture and bake uncovered for 10 – 15 minutes at 350 F.
  12. Carefully remove sweet potatoes form oven, sprinkle crushed walnuts and place under broiler for about a minute. Be careful not to burn the walnuts.
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