Baked Batatas and Apples USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

The batata dulce or sweet potato is a root vegetable native to Central and South America, Mexico, and the West Indies. This combination of apples and batatas dulces creates a sweet and savory dish enjoyed by both kids and adults.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
¹⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop) provides ¹⁄4 cup vegetable and ¹⁄4 cup fruit.
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Multicultural Recipe Project.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • - - Brown sugar, packed
    • - - Cinnamon, ground
    • - - Salt, table
    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
    • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
    • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
    • - - Canola oil
    • 8 oz Orange juice

    Measure

    • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
    • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
    • 1 tsp Salt, table
    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
    • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
    • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
    • ¼ cup Canola oil
    • 1 cup Orange juice

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • - - Brown sugar, packed
      • - - Cinnamon, ground
      • - - Salt, table
      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
      • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
      • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
      • - - Canola oil
      • - - Orange juice

      Measure

      • cup Brown sugar, packed
      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
      • 2 tsp Salt, table
      • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
      • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
      • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
      • ½ cup Canola oil
      • 2 cup Orange juice

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • - - Brown sugar, packed
        • - - Cinnamon, ground
        • - - Salt, table
        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
        • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
        • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
        • - - Canola oil
        • 8 oz Orange juice

        Measure

        • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
        • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
        • 1 tsp Salt, table
        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
        • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
        • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
        • ¼ cup Canola oil
        • 1 cup Orange juice

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • - - Brown sugar, packed
          • - - Cinnamon, ground
          • - - Salt, table
          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
          • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
          • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
          • - - Canola oil
          • - - Orange juice

          Measure

          • cup Brown sugar, packed
          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
          • 2 tsp Salt, table
          • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
          • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
          • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
          • ½ cup Canola oil
          • 2 cup Orange juice

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • - - Brown sugar, packed
            • - - Cinnamon, ground
            • - - Salt, table
            • - - Nonstick cooking spray
            • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
            • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
            • - - Canola oil
            • 8 oz Orange juice

            Measure

            • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
            • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
            • 1 tsp Salt, table
            • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
            • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
            • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
            • ¼ cup Canola oil
            • 1 cup Orange juice

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • - - Brown sugar, packed
              • - - Cinnamon, ground
              • - - Salt, table
              • - - Nonstick cooking spray
              • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
              • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
              • - - Canola oil
              • - - Orange juice

              Measure

              • cup Brown sugar, packed
              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
              • 2 tsp Salt, table
              • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
              • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
              • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
              • ½ cup Canola oil
              • 2 cup Orange juice

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • - - Brown sugar, packed
                • - - Cinnamon, ground
                • - - Salt, table
                • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                • - - Canola oil
                • 8 oz Orange juice

                Measure

                • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                • 1 tsp Salt, table
                • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                • ¼ cup Canola oil
                • 1 cup Orange juice

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • - - Brown sugar, packed
                  • - - Cinnamon, ground
                  • - - Salt, table
                  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                  • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                  • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                  • - - Canola oil
                  • - - Orange juice

                  Measure

                  • cup Brown sugar, packed
                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                  • 2 tsp Salt, table
                  • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                  • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                  • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                  • ½ cup Canola oil
                  • 2 cup Orange juice
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • - - Brown sugar, packed
                    • - - Cinnamon, ground
                    • - - Salt, table
                    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                    • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                    • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                    • - - Canola oil
                    • 8 oz Orange juice

                    Measure

                    • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                    • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                    • 1 tsp Salt, table
                    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                    • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                    • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                    • ¼ cup Canola oil
                    • 1 cup Orange juice

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • - - Brown sugar, packed
                      • - - Cinnamon, ground
                      • - - Salt, table
                      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                      • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                      • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                      • - - Canola oil
                      • - - Orange juice

                      Measure

                      • cup Brown sugar, packed
                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                      • 2 tsp Salt, table
                      • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                      • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                      • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                      • ½ cup Canola oil
                      • 2 cup Orange juice

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • - - Brown sugar, packed
                        • - - Cinnamon, ground
                        • - - Salt, table
                        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                        • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                        • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                        • - - Canola oil
                        • 8 oz Orange juice

                        Measure

                        • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                        • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                        • 1 tsp Salt, table
                        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                        • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                        • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                        • ¼ cup Canola oil
                        • 1 cup Orange juice

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • - - Brown sugar, packed
                          • - - Cinnamon, ground
                          • - - Salt, table
                          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                          • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                          • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                          • - - Canola oil
                          • - - Orange juice

                          Measure

                          • cup Brown sugar, packed
                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                          • 2 tsp Salt, table
                          • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                          • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                          • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                          • ½ cup Canola oil
                          • 2 cup Orange juice
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • - - Brown sugar, packed
                            • - - Cinnamon, ground
                            • - - Salt, table
                            • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                            • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                            • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                            • - - Canola oil
                            • 8 oz Orange juice

                            Measure

                            • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                            • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                            • 1 tsp Salt, table
                            • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                            • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                            • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                            • ¼ cup Canola oil
                            • 1 cup Orange juice

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • - - Brown sugar, packed
                              • - - Cinnamon, ground
                              • - - Salt, table
                              • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                              • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                              • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                              • - - Canola oil
                              • - - Orange juice

                              Measure

                              • cup Brown sugar, packed
                              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                              • 2 tsp Salt, table
                              • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                              • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                              • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                              • ½ cup Canola oil
                              • 2 cup Orange juice

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                • - - Salt, table
                                • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                • - - Canola oil
                                • 8 oz Orange juice

                                Measure

                                • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                                • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                • 1 tsp Salt, table
                                • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                • ¼ cup Canola oil
                                • 1 cup Orange juice

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                  • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                  • - - Salt, table
                                  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                  • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                  • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                  • - - Canola oil
                                  • - - Orange juice

                                  Measure

                                  • cup Brown sugar, packed
                                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                  • 2 tsp Salt, table
                                  • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                                  • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                  • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                  • ½ cup Canola oil
                                  • 2 cup Orange juice
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                    • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                    • - - Salt, table
                                    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                    • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                    • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                    • - - Canola oil
                                    • 8 oz Orange juice

                                    Measure

                                    • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                                    • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                    • 1 tsp Salt, table
                                    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                    • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                    • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                    • ¼ cup Canola oil
                                    • 1 cup Orange juice

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                      • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                      • - - Salt, table
                                      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                      • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                      • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                      • - - Canola oil
                                      • - - Orange juice

                                      Measure

                                      • cup Brown sugar, packed
                                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                      • 2 tsp Salt, table
                                      • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                                      • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                      • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                      • ½ cup Canola oil
                                      • 2 cup Orange juice

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                        • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                        • - - Salt, table
                                        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                        • 2 lb 3½ oz *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                        • 2 lb 15 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                        • - - Canola oil
                                        • 8 oz Orange juice

                                        Measure

                                        • ¾ cup Brown sugar, packed
                                        • 2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                        • 1 tsp Salt, table
                                        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                        • 2 qt ¼ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                        • 3 qt ½ cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                        • ¼ cup Canola oil
                                        • 1 cup Orange juice

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • - - Brown sugar, packed
                                          • - - Cinnamon, ground
                                          • - - Salt, table
                                          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                          • 4 lb 7 oz *Sweet potatoes (Batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                          • 5 lb 14 oz *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                          • - - Canola oil
                                          • - - Orange juice

                                          Measure

                                          • cup Brown sugar, packed
                                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
                                          • 2 tsp Salt, table
                                          • 2 sprays Nonstick cooking spray
                                          • 1 gal ½ cup *Sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), fresh, peeled, ½" cubed
                                          • 1 gal 2 qt 1 cup *Apples, fresh, peeled, cored, ½" cubed
                                          • ½ cup Canola oil
                                          • 2 cup Orange juice
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
                                          • Prepare cinnamon–sugar mixture: In an extra-large bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
                                          • Lightly coat steam table pan (12′′ x 20′′ x 2¹⁄2′′) with nonstick cooking spray.
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Add sweet potatoes (batatas dulces), apples, oil, and orange juice to the cinnamon–sugar mixture and toss.
                                          • Place the sweet potato (batata dulce) and apple mixture in the pan.
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Cover with foil and bake for 50–60 minutes, or until sweet potatoes (batatas dulce) are tender.
                                            Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F for at least 15 seconds.
                                          • Serve ¹⁄2 cup (No. 8 scoop).
                                            Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Baked Batatas and Apples USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving (0 ½ cup (No. 8 scoop) Baked Batatas and Apples.)
                                          Calories 102 Calories from Fat 27
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 3g5%
                                          Saturated Fat 0g0%
                                          Sodium 104mg5%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 21g7%
                                          Dietary Fiber 2g8%
                                          Total Sugars 15g17%
                                          Protein 1g2%
                                          Calcium 19mg2%
                                          Iron 0mg0%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide
                                          25 Servings:

                                          Sweet potatoes: 2 lb 13 oz

                                          Apples: 3 lb 13 oz

                                          50 Servings:

                                          Sweet potatoes: 5 lb 12 oz

                                          Apples: 7 lb 9 oz

                                          The CHEF TIPS:

                                          Add ½ cup chopped nuts or 1 Tbsp grated orange rind to the cinnamon-sugar mixture for a crunchy texture or citrus flavor.

                                          Notes

                                          *See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation in ingredients is available.
                                          Variations
                                          Yams or butternut squash may be substituted for the sweet potatoes. Recommend: Braeburn, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonagold, or Jonathan. Canned apple slices can be substituted for fresh apples.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          25 Servings:

                                          5 lb 11½ oz

                                          3 qt ½ cup

                                          50 Servings:

                                          11 lb 7 oz

                                          1 gal 2 qt 1 cup