Cranberry Apple Yam Bake
Cranberry Apple Yam Bake is a wonderful alternative to marshmallow-topped yams. This side dish combines cranberries, yams, and apples for wonderful flavor.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 403kcal Calories from fat 118|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 9g||36%|
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 Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|