Cranberry Apple Yam Bake

November 11, 2017Deanna

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Cranberry Apple Yam Bake is a wonderful alternative to marshmallow-topped yams. This side dish combines cranberries, yams, and apples for wonderful flavor.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake is a wonderful alternitve to marshmallow topped yams. This yam side dish will be for new favorite recipe.

Time is flying

Thanksgiving is coming up very soon. Where has the time gone? I know many people talk about how time flies as you get older, but I don’t think that is the reason time is flying.

I think it is the crazy weather. Spring did not feel like spring and summer was nice but wasn’t the hot hazy summer we usually have. Fall here in Cleveland, well the leaves are still green here, and what has changed is on the ground. We didn’t get to see the wonderful colors of Fall here.

I admit I have been very quiet on here. Part of it is because I am learning and implementing the SEO on the old posts. The other main reason for my silence is I have not been in the right frame of mine to write something.

Nothing is wrong, per say, but stress has overtaken me. I always say I write in real time, and when things are not great in my life I go into a depression. I didn’t want to write about it.

I won’t go into many details, but let’s just say, I am a black sheep in my family. Notice how I never write my family comes visit me, I always have to visit them. I am all by myself and it does get to me.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake layer one

Enough of me let’s talk about this Cranberry Apple Yam Bake instead. I do like the marshmallow-topped yams like most, but I wanted something that isn’t as sweet. Years ago I made this apple yam bake for my first Thanksgiving meal I cooked, and it was good, but it also had marshmallows on it.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake with toppings

I wanted to use that as a base for this Cranberry Apple Yam Bake. I wanted some contrasting flavor to the sweet, so no one would miss marshmallows. I was torn between pomegranate and cranberry.

I decided on the cranberry, I am a little pomegranate out because I also just did a development of pomegranate-glazed chicken and pomegranate walnut stuffing, which I will be posting soon.

added butter

The tart of both granny smith apples and cranberries with the sweet yams and walnuts in a cinnamon sauce is simply amazing. My favorite part is when this was baking up, the aroma that was coming out the oven. It just put me in a better mood.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake front view

There is something about the cinnamon sweet smell in a kitchen that can cheer anyone up. Then when you have that first bite, all I can say is YUM! It is a perfect combo of flavors.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake close up

My taste testers really love this Cranberry Apple Yam Bake. They commented that they did not miss the traditional marshmallow-topped yams. That was my goal, to create a yam side dish that can be an alternative to a marshmallow one. I achieved it with this Cranberry Apple Yam Bake.

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake overhead

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Cranberry Apple Yam Bake

Preparation 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 6     adjust servings

Cranberry Apple Yam Bake is a wonderful alternative to marshmallow-topped yams. This yam side dish will be the new favorite recipe.



 Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray lightly.

Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon together.

Next places a layer of apples and yams on the bottom of the dish.

Sprinkle on a little bit of the brown sugar mixture.

Top with some of the cranberries and nuts.

Dot that layer with half of the butter.

Then repeat doing the layers again.

Once you have all together drizzle the heavy cream over the top of the dish.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes.

Take out the oven, serve it up and ENJOY!


Recipe Notes


1 review
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 403kcal Calories from fat 118
% Daily Value
Total Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 22mg1%
Carbohydrate 70g23%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 22g
Protein 4g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Trang

    November 11, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Yum! This would make a great holiday side dish!

    1. Deanna

      November 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you!

  • Thanh | Eat, Little Bird

    November 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Ooh I agree about the smell of cinnamon baking! That’s one thing I love about baking 🙂 This looks like a lovely dessert.

    1. Deanna

      November 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you, I love the smell of it baking in the Fall/ Winter!

  • Ellen

    November 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Perfect for Thanksgiving!

    1. Deanna

      November 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Yes it is! Thank you!

  • Traci @ The Kitchen Girl

    November 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Ok who’s in love with cranberries, apples, and yams? I am! Looks like a winner…thanks for sharing!

    1. Deanna

      November 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      🙂 Thank you!

  • Ginny

    November 11, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    What a great way to serve yams. Love the festive looks and fruit additions.

    1. Deanna

      November 11, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you!!!

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