This apple, sweet potato, and pear casserole recipe is the perfect pairing of delicious fall flavors. With just a hint of sweetness, you won’t feel guilty eating this delectable dish.
The stunning layered design is also sure to wow your holiday party guests!
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Sweet Potato, Apple, & Pear Casserole
Nothing screams “holidays” like a good casserole. This recipe is a new take on a traditional holiday favorite, candied sweet potatoes. This lightly sweetened version combines apples, pears, sweet potatoes, and traditional fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Best of all, its gorgeous presentation will convince people that you slaved for hours when it actually takes less than 30 minutes to put together!
- 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into circles
- 2 medium apples, sliced into circles
- 2 pears, sliced into circles
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 C maple syrup
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- salt to taste
Preheat Oven to 350º.
Mix all spices together in a small bowl and set aside. Core the apples to prepare them for slicing. Then, slice the sweet potatoes, apples and pears into 1/4 inch thick slices using a mandolin or very sharp knife. After slicing the pears, use the apple corer to remove any remaining seeds.
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Arrange the fruit and veggie slices in the casserole dish coated with 1 tablespoon of butter. Layer as follows: 1 row of apples, 1 row of pears, 2 rows of sweet potatoes. Repeat the rows until all slices have been used. If the casserole dish is full and you have extra slices, tuck the remaining slices wherever they will fit.
After all of the slices are arranged in the dish, sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over the casserole. Next, drop the remaining 2 Tbsp butter over the top of the casserole in small dollops, and crumble the brown sugar evenly across the top. Finally, drizzle with the maple syrup, and add salt to taste.
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Once the casserole is completely assembled, bake at 350º for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until potatoes are soft. Serve directly from the casserole dish to preserve the gorgeous layers.
For a special treat, serve leftovers with vanilla ice cream.
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21 thoughts on “Spiced Sweet Potato, Apple, and Pear Casserole Recipe”
I love this flavor combo! Such an interesting and delicious idea! 🙂
This will be perfect for fall! I love a good gratin!
I hope you enjoy it!
I adore the veggies and fruit combination here. Cinnamon-sprinkled apples are one of life’s greatest joy, as far as I’m concerned.
Agreed! And, the perfect reminder of fall, any time of year. 🙂
A little ice cream and we are set!! Looks delish!!
OMG, I never considered that. Sounds amazing!
your post is tempting me to pick up sweet potatoes in my next trip to the grocery store..never tried it..but have been wanting to get some..this recipe seems easy to make for me..will try this out. Thanks.
I really is easy. It would be a delicious introduction to the world of sweet potatoes!
I made this at Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. I added some savory spices (Rosemary & Thyme) and everyone was asking for the recipe and going in for seconds! I am also going to double the sweet potatoes on my next round because everyone loved it so much. Thanks for the start of a standard side dish for our family holiday meals!
I’m so glad you liked it!
Wondering if you added rosemary and thyme in addition to the cinnamon and other spices? Was going to make this today.
I’ve actually never used rosemary and thyme in this dish. Rosemary, thyme, and maple syrup are a popular combination, so you can always give it a try!
Do you know if this reheats well; want to take to a pot luck, but not sure I will have to make right before I go; will have about 30minish to reheat however
It tastes wonderful when reheated as leftovers, so I think it should be fine. 🙂
I am looking forward to a different side dish for Christmas Eve. What size casserole dish do you recommend?
I used a 9 x 13.
i made this with just pears and sweet poyatoed. still quite good! thank you for this recipe!
Can this be made in the crock pot? Maybe stacking the layers?
I’ve never tried it, but I don’t see why not.