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Thanksgiving Traditions: Yam Apple Dish

Looking for a new addition to your Thanksgiving table? Try this Yam Apple recipe for a flavorful dish perfect for fall.

Enjoy with Virginia Dare Chardonnay

• 8-9 Granny Smith apples
• 8-10 yams depending on size
• Juice of 2 lemons
• 3 cups apple cider
• ½ cup maple syrup
• Stick of butter
• ½ cup brown sugar
• ground ginger
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp ground nutmeg
• ½ tsp ground cloves

Boil whole yams in a large pot (be careful not to overcook). Remove while still firm, cool and peel yams, slice into ½” slices. Peel apples and slice into large wedges and place into a bowl of water with a little lemon juice added. In a baking dish, place alternating slices of apple and yams.

Heat in pan 3-4 cups of apple cider with ¼ lb. of butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and half of the spice mixture. Heat until butter is melted. Pour liquid over yams and apples (cover to ¾ depth). Sprinkle top with remaining spices. Bake in 375-degree oven for approximately 1 hour covered until yams and apples are cooked through. Baste several times using liquid from dish (if too dry, add more cider).