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Fitness

Party Time: Guilt-Free Holiday Recipes

Dieting around the holidays? Bah, humbug! Here, 12 guilt-free, crowd-pleasing ways to enjoy the season's eatings.
Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Side Dishes: Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch rings
2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the sweet potatoes on a piece of aluminum foil and roast until they can be easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly.

2. Trim the ends and pull off the peels; slice into 1/2-inch rounds.

3. Butter a small (3-1/2-quart) casserole dish with half the butter. In a bowl, stir together the cinnamon, ginger, and allspice. Arrange half the apple rings and sweet-potato rounds in alternating layers in the dish; sprinkle with half the spice mixture and half the maple syrup. Layer in the rest of the apples and sweet potatoes, ending with the apples. Sprinkle with the remaining spices, drizzle with the remaining syrup; dot with the rest of the butter.

4. Cover and bake until the apples are very tender, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving: 111 calories, 1g protein, 22g carbohydrate, 3g fat (1.9g saturated), 2g fiber

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