Sweet Potato Crunch

By Jan M. and Vickie S. from Tullahoma High School, Tullahoma, Tennessee.


This tasty side dish blends the creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes, the tang of apples and the crunchy, nutty flavor of granola to produce a healthy dish.  The smell of cinnamon and the eye appeal of the streusel topping entice the senses before the first bite!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup

From Fat13.32%
From Saturated Fat2.38%
From Sugar25%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Sweet Potatoes, canned, light syrup, drained2 cups/15 1/4 oz.1 gallon + 1 cup (2 #10 cans)/7 # 10 oz.
Table Salt1/8 tsp.1 tsp.
Cinnamon, Ground3/4 tsp.2 Tbsp.
Vanilla Extract3/4 tsp2 Tbsp.
Apples canned in water, sliced or diced3/4 cup/5 oz.6 cups/2# 7 oz.
Light Brown Sugar3 Tbs., packed1 1/2 cup, packed/11 1/2 oz.
Skim Milk1/2 cup/4 oz.4 cups/32 oz.
Cinnamon, Ground1/2 tsp.4 tsp.
Margarine or Butter1 Tbsp.1/2 cup/4 oz.
Cornstarch1 Tbsp.1/2 cup/2 oz.
Granola1/4 cup/1 oz.2 cups/8 oz.



Drain and discard all but 1 cup liquid (2 Tbsp.) from the potatoes. Add the salt, vanilla extract and 2 Tbsp. (3/4 tsp.) to the canned sweet potatoes along with the reserved liquid. Use a mixer to whip the potatoes for 5 minutes at medium speed. Pour into a 2 1/2" x 12" x 20" (full size) steamtable pan(small casserole) that has been sprayed with a non stick spray.

Drain and discard the liquids from the apples. If sliced apples are used, dice into 1/2" pieces.

Combine milk and cornstarch and stir until the cornstarch is well blended. Melt the margarine and add the brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in the diced apples. Pour mixture over the sweet potatoes.

Top with the granola and bake for 20-25 minutes in a convection oven at 325 degrees or using a conventional oven, bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees or above is reached.

Hold for Hot Service at 140 degrees or higher. (or the temperature required by your state code)