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This Sweet potato and apple casserole is the perfect side dish! You will love this flavor packed recipe as part of your holiday menu or just because!

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Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Everyone loves sweet potato casserole but have you tried it with apple? Combining apple and mashed sweet potatoes in this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe will quickly become a family favorite. It is the perfect side dish for your next Thanksgiving meal or any meal of the week!

The brown sugar mixture on top is amazing! It adds just the right touch of sweetness for an amazing compliment to your meal. It is the best! Also try Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe and Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe.

This recipe is really simple and comes together quickly. I use already cooked sweet potatoes to make this casserole even easier. I love it when most of the work is already done for me!

Can you mix apple with sweet potato?

Yes and I really think you will love it. I like to use green apples and the tartness pairs well with the sweet potatoes and brown sugar mixture.

It is a delicious change from using just sweet potatoes. Give it a try!

ingredients for recipe: sweeet potatoes, apples, butter, brown sugar


  • Sweet potatoes – mashed
  • Apples -sliced, cored and peeled
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Half & half
  • Butter
serving of sweet potato casserole on white plate

How to mash sweet potatoes

Mashed potatoes are very easy to make. Check out our Homemade Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe to learn more.

How to make sweet potato and apple casserole

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. While this is preheating, get your casserole dish ready. We used a 9×9 dish and it was perfect. Spray the pan with cooking spray or coat with melted butter.

Second, use a small bowl and combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Mix this together well and set aside for later.

Now, add the sweet potatoes to the baking dish. Make sure to spread them out evenly. Next, add the apple slices.

I normally try to add the apples in a single layer but if you can’t just get them as close as possible.

apple slices on top of casserole

Pour the half & half over the apples and top with the brown sugar mixture. Just sprinkle all over.

If you love maple syrup, you can use this instead of the brown sugar. Just substitute ¾ cup of maple syrup in place of the brown sugar and cinnamon and just pour over the top.

sweet potato casserole topped with cinnamon mixture

Finally, put dots of butter on top of the casserole.

sweet potato casserole dotted with butter and ready for the oven

Let the casserole bake until the apples are tender and mixture starts to bubble. It does not take long and usually is ready in 25 minutes.

If you like nuts, you can add 1/4-½ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the top. Go ahead and add them now if you want to use them. Place back back in the oven for about 5 more minutes to toast them.

This recipe is so easy and will serve about 6 to 8 people.

sweet potato casserole in baking dish

Tips for sweet potato casserole with apples.

Here are the easiest ways to cook sweet potatoes that you can then use in this recipe:

To make it easier to prep the apples, use an apple peeler and slicer like this one to quickly peel and slice them. You will absolutely love having one of these tools. I promise!

We make this Easy Crockpot Applesauce Recipe every fall and this peeler and slicer comes in handy for that, too! Trust me, it will get plenty of use if you like apples!

I can’t wait for you to try this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Apple! 

Try it today and let us know what you think about this great recipe! I have a feeling the entire family will love this dish!

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Can I make Sweet potato Casserole with apples ahead of time?

It is so easy to make this sweet potato and apple casserole in advance! This is perfect for holiday dinners so that you can get ahead of the rush a little bit.

To make this casserole ahead, I suggest that you prepare the casserole as the recipe states. Instead of baking, cover your casserole dish with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Then store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

Remove the casserole from the fridge at least 30-45 minutes before baking so that it can come back to room temperature. Then bake as directed.

serving of sweet potato casserole on white plate

What to serve with it?

This casserole recipe is the best to making during the holidays. Check out our other Thanksgiving Recipes and Christmas Recipes that go great with this delicious and easy casserole recipe.

We really love it with Green bean casserole and Spiral Ham.

casserole dish with sweet potato casserole

Reheating Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5 days. When reheating, stir it thoroughly and reheat it either on the stove top, microwave or the oven.

If you find that the casserole is dried out, add approximately 1/8-¼ cup of chicken broth to the casserole to keep it moist when reheating.

You will love this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Apple! 

This combination is amazing and you are going to love it!

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Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Apples

5 from 7 votes
Try this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Apple. It is the perfect side dish! You will love this Easy Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 128
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (mashed)
  • 2 apples (cored, peeled and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9X9 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger and mix well. Set aside.
  • Add sweet potatoes to baking dish and spread evenly in pan. Top with sliced apples. Pour half & half onto top of apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Top with dots of butter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender and mixture is bubbly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This casserole can easily be made ahead of time.  Make as directed, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.  Then allow the casserole to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 128kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 58mg, Potassium 238mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 7215IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I like to layer the sweet potato slices and apple slices together. I still make the two layers but the sweet potatoes and apples are laying next to each other. This is a delicious side dish.

  2. 5 stars
    Had a sugar free family visit so I substituted maple syrup for the brown sugar warmed the half-and-half with the butter and the spices and the syrup poured mixture over the casserole before baking and it was spectacular