Spicy Cranberry Apple Sweet Potato Bake


A sweet potato cranberry apple bake by myheartbeets.com

This spicy cranberry-apple sweet potato bake is the perfect side dish to any meal. It’s sweet, spicy, tangy and tart. Not only is it flavorful, but it’s also colorful and has great texture. The apples and sweet potatoes are sweet and soft and the walnuts add a nice crunch. I added red pepper flakes for a little heat and Chinese five spice for its blend of warming flavors.

I hope you enjoy this deliciously simple, sweet and spicy side dish. 🙂

A sweet potato cranberry apple bake by myheartbeets.com

Spicy Cranberry Apple Sweet Potato Bake

A sweet potato cranberry apple bake by myheartbeets.com

Spicy Cranberry Apple Sweet Potato Bake

4.67 from 3 reviews
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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 large handful baby kale
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 apple peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes adjust to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine all of the ingredients except for the baby kale together in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add the mixture to a casserole dish and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  • Add the baby kale to the dish, mix well, then cook for another 30 minutes.
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  1. Maneesha says

    4 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe, Ashley! I made this as an appetizer, and I really like the blend between the five spice and the chili! Perfect combo, and this made a great autumn dish!

  2. Monica says

    Hi Ashley. I love your website and I have tried several recipes. Approximately how many cups of diced sweet potatoes will this recipe call for? I find they range greatly in size.

    • My Heart Beets says

      Hi Monica, you’re right! I should have added “medium” sweet potatoes – I’ve fixed that, thanks for letting me know. I’d say 2 medium sweet potatoes is about 3 cups of cubed sweet potato. I hope that helps – let me know what you think of the recipe after you try it 🙂

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