Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Dessert in Mason Jars

Fall is in the air and that means it's time for me to start baking again.  I tend to not bake much in the summer because when I do the whole entire house heats up and then I'm miserable.....I really do not like to be hot.  My kids and husband have been asking when I was going to start doing my 'thang' again {that means cooking and baking} and with the cold snap we've had recently I don't have any excuses not to fire up the oven.  I love sweets {too much} and today I wanted to give you a recipe for a new favorite of ours.  

Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Mason Jars from

This Apple Pie Sweet Potato Dessert is delicious and serve it up in individual mason jars.  Perfect to serve at a buffet or a sit down dinner.  My oldest son asked if I could make up some extras so he could take them for lunches.  

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This recipe combines apples and sweet potatoes for a treat that would be perfect for entertaining {think Thanksgiving!}.  An additional bonus is that it is gluten-free so my husband and oldest son won't feel like their missing out on apple pie or sweet potato pie come this holiday season.

Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Dessert in Mason Jars

Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Mason Jars from


  • 3 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup half and half creamer
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded coconut


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place six 8-oz wide-mouth jars on a baking sheet and set aside. You can also use ramekins if you don't have mason jars.

2.  Place sweet potatoes in an 8" square baking pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven, remove foil and allow the potatoes to cool for approximately 45 minutes.

3.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Jars1

4.  Add butter to a skillet and saute apples over medium heat until tender

5.  Add maple syrup and cook over medium heat until the syrup thickens.Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Jars2 6.  Divide apple mixture among jars.

7.  Remove sweet potatoes from skins. Add sweet potatoes, creamer, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Jars3

8.  Evenly divide sweet potato mixture among jars and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

9.  While the above is baking toast coconut by adding it to a skillet and toasting over medium heat stirring frequently until golden brown. Sprinkle over your baked treats and serve.

*recipe adapted from Mary Janes Farm Oct-Nov 2014

Apple Pie Sweet-Potato Dessert served in mason jars from I shared this recipe as part of a Festival of Fall which is a wonderful tour FILLED with Fall inspiration hosted by Barb from Everyday Home Blog and co-hosted by Sondra Lynn from Sondra Lynn at Home.


 Each day will be a different theme, and I am sure you will love seeing all the great projects presented each day -

so please come back and see what’s new.

Monday:  Fall Crafts

Tuesday: Fall Recipes

Wednesday: Fall DIY

Thursday: Fall Decor

Friday: Fall Home Tours

Here is the full schedule for the Festival of Fall:

Monday:  Fall Crafts

1) Two Thirty Five Designs

2) Practically Functional

3) Thoughts from Alice

4) Tried and True

5) Our Southern Home

Tuesday: Fall Recipes

1) Not Just Paper and Paint

2) A Turtle’s Life for Me

3) Cupcakes and Crinolines

4) Town and Country Living

5) Sweet Pea

Wednesday: Fall DIY

1) Kirb Appeal

2) Always Never Done

3) Decor Adventures

4) Country Design Style

5) denise designed

Thursday, Fall Decor

1) Sondra Lyn at Home

2) Stonegable

3) What Meegan Makes

4) Chaotically Creative

5) Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Friday, Fall Home Tours

1) Craftberry Bush

2) Top This, Top That

3) White Lace Cottage

4) Domestically Speaking

5) Create and Babble

Monday- Fall Crafts


Tuesday- Fall Recipes


Wednesday- Fall DIY


Thursday- Fall Decor


Friday- Fall Home Tour


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  1. Paula@SweetPea says:

    I love that this dessert is a single serving and served in a mason jar. I love both apple pie and sweet potato pie, so a combination of the two really appeals to me. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe. It's great to be touring with you this week.

  2. Christy @ Our Southern Home says:

    This looks just fabulous for fall. I bet it smells wonderfully, too!! ~Christy

  3. laura@top this top that says:

    funny, i can taste this now. I absolute love sweet potatoes, never used them with apple but you can bet that I will. thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Fall!

  4. Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home says:

    I have never tried one of these mason jar desserts, but I think yours will be the first! This is a perfect dish for a hayride or bonfire event! Loved being on this tour with you and I can't wait to try this recipe!!

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  6. I love jar desserts....and this one looks delicious!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Anne 🙂

  7. Jeanie @ create&babble says:

    These sound so delicious and look so pretty, too!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jeanie!

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  9. Julia Stansel says:

    I didn't have fresh sweet potatoes or half and half, but I did have sweet potatoes that I had canned and evaporated milk. Worked great! Wonderful recipe!! Thank you for sharing!!

  10. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Oh yum Mary Beth... what a sweet treat and I adore anything in a mason jar! So thrilled to be on this fun tour with you... PINNED!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Maryann! I always love doing tours with you. *hugs*

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  12. Leslie @ House on the Way says:

    This recipe is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Love having you at the party! Have an awesome week. I'm pinning to our party board.

  13. Jamie @ anderson + grant says:

    This sounds like a unique combination. I love anything that comes in a mason jar 🙂 And this weekend's forecast sounds like it will be perfect for you to get some baking done!

  14. Mary Beth says:

    Thank you, Ladies!