Yams Baked with Apples, Sage and Pecans Share on Pinterest

Yams Baked with Apples, Sage and Pecans

  • 30 minutes
  • 8 ingredients
  • Pecans
  • Moderate
  • servings


  • 5 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for brushing
  • 2 pounds orange-fleshed yams, scrubbed or peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples (1 pound) halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

The Steps

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush a 13-inch oval baking dish with butter. Toss the yam and apple slices in a large bowl with 4 tablespoons butter, sage, salt and nutmeg until well mixed.

2. Arrange the yam slices alternately with the apple slices in the prepared baking dish, in concentric circles positioning the peeled edges up. Fill the dish completely, tucking remaining slices in any gaps in the rows. Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and bake until the yams and apples are very tender when pierced with a small sharp knife, about 1 hour 10 minutes.

3. Preheat the broiler. Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and maple syrup to blend in a small bowl. Brush the maple-butter mixture over the yams and apples. Broil until the tops of the slices are browned. Sprinkle with pecans and serve.

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