"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
6 yams Apples, sliced 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1/4 lb. butter 1 tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
Parboil yams for about 20 minutes. Cool, skin and slice alternately with peeled, sliced apples into casserole. Start with apples and end with yams. Cook remaining ingredients in a pan until thick. Pour over yams and apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
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