Using a slow cooker can really simplify your Thanksgiving dinner (or any other meal, for that matter). It allows you to prep a dish earlier in the day and it frees up the oven for other things.
Sweet potatoes and apples make a delicious side dish. They cook wonderfully in the slow cooker, with a sweet, cinnamon spiced syrup.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 4 small apples
- 1/4 cup apple juice (not in photo)
- 2 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 1-2 additional Tbs. apple juice
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
Clean, peel and chop the apples and sweet potatoes. Put them in the crock of the slow cooker. Stir the 1/4 apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Pour over the apples and sweet potatoes, stirring to coat. Cook on high for about 3 hours.
Stir 1-2 Tbs. apple juice with 1 tsp. cornstarch. Stir into the sweet potatoes and apples in the slow cooker. Let it cook for another couple minutes then serve.
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