Sweet Potato Sausage Bake

Sweet Potato Sausage Bake

Can also be served as side

4c. thinly sliced unpeeled tart apples
2 tsp. instant minced onion
2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. maple syrup
1/2 c. apple juice
1/4 c. melted butter
1 lb. pork sausage
1/3 c. dry bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2-quart casserole. Arrange alternate layers of apples and sweet potatoes in casserole sprinkle each sweet potato layer with onion and salt. Thoroughly combine syrup, apple juice and butter and pour mixture over casserole. Cover and bake for 1 hour. Meanwhile, brown sausage, stirring with wooden spoon until crumbly. Drain sausage and mix with bread crumbs. After the hour, uncover casserole and spread sausage mixture on top. Bake, uncovered an additional 20 minutes. Serves 4 as main dish, 6-8 as side dish.

NOTE: Raisins may be sprinkled on layers, if desired.