How to make it

  • Start a pot of water to boil potatoes and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Peel and chop sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Boil for about 10 minutes or until almost, but not quite fork tender. Drain and put them into a medium size bowl. Season potatoes with butter, honey, and salt. Stir and set aside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, peel and chop apples into 1 inch cubes. Put apples into a medium size bowl.
  • Stir in lemon juice. Then add brown sugar, I like to use 1/2 light and 1/2 dark, but one or the other will be fine.
  • Season apples with cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, to taste.
  • Add cranberries.
  • Mix potatoes and fruit mixture into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish.
  • To make the topping, crush a bag of Gingersnaps. To do this, I put the cookies in a large zipper bag, place the bag on top of a kitchen towel, place another kitchen towel on top of the bag, and then smash the cookies with the side of a hammer or mallet. The towels help the bag not to get too torn up from the sharp cookie pieces.
  • Mix the cookie pieces with the butter, and additional spices to taste. We like things very flavorful so I add a few pinches of the same spices that are in the dish, but if you leave them out it will still be yummy.
  • Scatter the topping over the fruit and potatoes. Drizzle just a little honey over the topping.
  • Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes, until the apples are soft and the topping is brown and crunchy.

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    " It was excellent "
    nadaism ate it and said...
    Fantastic flavors - looking forward to trying this one.
    Cheerfully !!!!!5
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    This sounds so much better than the usual candied yams. Great post. Thanks
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  • thamesarino 10 years ago
    thanks! : )
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    " It was excellent "
    boofie ate it and said...
    Wow this sounds amazing! I love how this is full of great healthy fruits and veggies with a naughty little sweet streak. Great idea using gingersnaps as a crunchy and complimentary topping! I doubt any picky kid or husband could turn down this tasty dish.

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