Friday, December 17, 2010

Sue's Yam and Apples

Piggy2 is not a big fan of yams, but this recipe made him change his mind.   When I got this recipe, there were no measurement, so adjust accordingly to taste.  What I thought was interesting was the use of mace.  When you look it up, there are a dozen different uses for the word mace, I had totally forgotten about the self defense spray, all I could think of what the huge club like weapon.  But in this recipe, it's a spice.

Ingredients:
4 yams
4 apples (Fuji work great)
1 tbsp. mace
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 stick of butter

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Start by peeling the yams and cooking until they are tender.  You can either boil them or bake them, just make sure they are soft.  Not too soft though, as you have to slice them thinly once cooled.    Next, peel and core the apples, and slice them into thin pieces. 
Take deep pan and slather with butter.
Start with placing a layer of yams on the bottom of your cooking dish.  Layer apples over the yams.
Take a spoonful of butter and slather on top of apples, then sprinkle with mace, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans. 
Repeat the layering.
Cover dish with foil and bake for 35-45 minutes, just until apples and yams are slightly tender.

Stay hungry my friend!