Apple & sweet potato casserole with leek-country living h

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 large (1/4 lb) sweet potato or yam
3 mediums Melrose or Golden
Delicious apples
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 large Leek
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Ground white pepper
¼ cup Applejuice
2 tablespoons Packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Brown sugar

1. Heat oven to 350'F. Peel and thinly slice sweet potato. Peel, core, and cut apples into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place apples in bowl and add water to cover; add lemon Juice.

2. Trim off top of leek 1 inch above white; discard top and root end.

Cut leek lengthwise in half and clean well under running cold water.

Thlnly slice leek crosswise.

3. Drain apples well; pat dry. Grease 1½-quart casserole with 1 table- spoon butter. Place one third of apples in bottom of casserole; top with one third of leek slices and one third of sweet potato. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat to make 2 more layers.

Dot top of casserole with 2 tablespoons butter; pour apple juice over all. Cover tightly with lid or aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, to make topping, in small saucepan, melt remaining 1 ta- blespoon butter; stir in bread crumbs and brown sugar until well combined. Uncover casserole and sprinkle with topping. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer or until potato slices are tender. Serve casserole immediately.

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