Monday, April 9, 2012

Ham, Sweet Potato & Apple Casserole


Leftover ham anyone?? 

Here is the perfect recipe to use.  It almost seemed like dessert. I was sweet and full of fantastic flavors.


There isn't too much sugar in it but it was super sweet.  Super sweet in a good way though.  We all loved it and I can't wait to make it again.  I love having ham leftovers!




Ham, Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Recipe
Adapted from Easy to be Gluten Free

3 large sweet potatoes (she used less, I love sweet potatoes though)
2 medium apples, cored and sliced, unpeeled
1 lb. cooked ham, cut into bite sized cubes
1 medium onion, rough chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used craisins and went heavy on them)
3/4 cup apple cider or juice
2 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (slightly heaping)
1/2 tsp. allspice (silghtly heaping)

Peel and chop sweet potatoes into bite size chunks.  Cook in water until just tender, not mushy.  Drain well and transfer to a big bowl.  Add apples, ham, onion and cranberries to the sweet potatoes; gently stir to combine. 

Pour into a large baking dish. I used a 12 x 15 but a 9 x 13 would work, it would just be very full. (I did use a LOT of potatoes). 

In a small bowl, combine apple cider and cornstarch and stir until combined.  Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice. Stir.  Pour mixture over the casserole. 

Cover and bake for about an hour at 375. 

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7 comments:

  1. I obviously don't have any ham leftovers, but I DO have some vegetarian sausage. I'm thinking the sweet and salty combo sounds perfect!

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  2. Wow! This sounds super easy! Would have loved to have had this recipe Sat. LOL I love anything that has sweet potatoes and cranberries in it and I believe this will become a favorite just by reading the ingredients :) Thanks for participating this week. I appreciate your support!

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  3. It looks great but, probably too sweet for me. Of course, I can alter that :) I'm a saltaholic and rarely do sweets. I know, I am strange ;)

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  4. WOW! I can almost taste this delightful combo of flavors...my favorites for sure! Love the simplicity of this amazing dish and hope to try it soon. Wanted you to know I received my 'winning' cookbook today - thanks so much!

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  5. This looks delicious, although we can't use some of the ingredients you include. I'd like to try to modify it, though, to fit our tastes. Great combo of flavors! I pinned it: http://pinterest.com/pin/91690542383672304/

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  6. Wow how unusual. I am looking forward to trying this the next time I have a ham. Thanks!

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  7. I fix this in my Electric Pressure Cooker, just out everything in at one time & cook for 10 minutes & its perfect! I use my Pressure Cooker for almost every recipe even the slow Cooker & bake or fry, I just put every Thing in the Pressure at in time & cook for 10-15 minutes~ I just experiment with the time so far everything turns out great!

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