Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
My late Aunt Donna used to frequent farmer's markets during various local produce seasons, and she would find the best local recipes whenever she did. This one was on the table every Thanksgiving once she discovered it. My family normally prefers sweet potatoes unadulterated (wrapped in foil and simply baked), but we always empty the dish when this casserole is made. Prep and cook time do not reflect time for cooking sweet potatoes.
- 5 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and quartered
- 2 cups baking apples, sliced
- 12 large marshmallows, cut in pieces (if using mini marshmallows 1 large = 10 mini)
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Butter a 3-quart casserole dish or 12"x8" baking pan.
- Arrange sweet potatoes in prepared dish and pour apples over them.
- Sprinkle brown sugar, salt, and marshmallows over apples.
- Top with cinnamon and dot with butter.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes.
WOW! This was the hugest success with my family on Thanksgiving that I had to pull it out again for Christmas dinner yesterday. The dish gets nothing but rave reviews. Unfortunately for me...there's yet to be leftovers!
This was extremely good and well recieved. all the packaged ingredients I used were kosher for Passover. I still have some leftovers which are being saved for another lunch.
I have cooked sweet potatos in 100 different ways, fluffy mashed, praline-topped, crunchy-coated croquettes, you name it... trying to entice the family to enjoy them... and invariably everyone takes only the obligatory polite-bite, and i'm stuck with 3/4 of a casserole-dish of leftovers. Until now! At first i thought the presentation left a little something to be desired (my own fault, i used too big a pan and the slices looked somewhat randomly scattered, lying sadly in the sugar glaze. However, EVERYONE went back for seconds and just raved about how wonderful these were, how this was the first time they'd enjoyed sweet potatos. There were no leftovers. I'd made this at Thanksgiving and will be making it again for Christmas. Yummy recipe. And although it isn't exactly diet fare, it wasn't laden with cups of butter, sugar and/or or evaporated milk, as most yam casseroles seem to be. PS I used the orange "yams", not the pale yellow "sweet potatos". But i'm sure either would work well.