Sweet Potatoes and Apples in the Slow Cooker


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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  1. I’ve never thought of putting these two together before now. Thanks for the recipe! It sounds wonderful!

  2. Love, love, love sweet potatoes and apples together!! Never did it in the crockpot before though! Sounds excellent, I’m so making this! Thanks!

  3. Becky @ Our Peaceful Home says:

    Yum! That sounds so good! And it’s SO easy!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is actually my son’s favorite baby food combo! What size slow cooker are you using for this recipe?

    Thanks for all of the great posts!


  5. I really really love the combination of sweet taters and apples. This is one I definitely gotta try – love that slow cooker! Thanks for sharing – keep up the good work!

  6. sylvia manley says:

    Going to try this. It looks so good. Will add a pack of cran/raisins the last hour. Should be really good. What do you think?

  7. How many people does this feed? This would be a perfect addition to our Thanksgiving meal.

  8. I’m making this for Christmas dinner! Something new and refreshing. Everyone is excited to try it.

  9. This was terrific! Everyone loved it.
    A suggestion for you is to repeat the size if crock pot in each recipe as there are many sizes to be used. (And for someone who can’t quite judge it on their own, it would help.)
    Thanks for all you do.

  10. Does anyone know the nutritional information on this dish. Looks great, but I need that info for a diabetic child.

  11. Is this to be eaten, like say mashed potatoes as a regular side dish or a dessert?

  12. Bernadette Strickland says:

    HI can you make this the night before

    • I’m sure I’m too late to help you with this, but I think you may have trouble with the potatoes and apples turning brown if you cut them up the night before.


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