Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sweet Potatoes and Apples in the Crock Pot

I really enjoy reading other people's blogs when I have a little extra time, and one of my new favorites is DiningwithDebbie's Crock Pot Wednesday blog. She gives us all a chance to swap our best recipes for the crock pot.

Wednesday is the ideal day for using the crock pot during my week, because that is the evening that I'm teaching a children's class at church. If I have something ready in the crock pot for dinner it really saves me time. Family members here come through the door at varying times from work and school and then they can just serve themselves, as I get ready for church and start cleaning up the kitchen mess. I do not like to come home and see a pile of dishes that need attention! Wednesday is the night that I plop onto the couch to watch the results show for America's Got Talent; I'm sooo hooked!

Here's my crock pot contribution for the day. It's a great side dish for Thanksgiving because it frees-up precious oven space on that day.

Sweet Potatoes and Apples

40 oz. can sweet potato chunks, drained
21 oz. can "More Fruit" Apple Pie Filling
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C Red Hot Candies
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into slow cooker sprayed with Pam. Cover. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.


  1. That's a great side dish for any time...sounds delish!

  2. This dish is delicious, only after it became hard to find red-hots, I sub. by using raisins. Equally good! (Of course, you have to like raisins)

  3. Oh well, I love sweet potatoes and apples, so how could I not like this. I have had a hard time finding the red hots, but if you have a Walmart near you, I've discovered they have them in the candy section. I use redhots in an applesauce jello salad.
    Happy Twirls

  4. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I really welcome your participation in Crock Pot Wednesday and hope to see you back each week or as often as you can. I love sweet potatoes. I love apples. To combine them both in the slow cooker will be an adventure that I look forward to. Thanks so much.

  5. sounds like a great dessert too :) Yum!