Kings Arms Tavernn Sweet Potatoes

"This is another of our Thanksgiving recipes that originated in Colonial Williamsburg."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease 1.5 quart casserole dish.
  • Cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water until soft when pierced with a two pronged fork.
  • Drain, peel, and mash potatoes.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except 2 tablespoons brown sugar.
  • Mix well.
  • Spoon into greased casserole dish and sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

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  1. I made these for thanksgiving. They were absolutely awesome - such a nice way to serve sweet potatoes. Thank you for posting this.


  1. I have made this recipe for a good 50 years and absolutely love it. Over time I have tweaked it by swapping out some of the milk & butter for a combination of orange juice, bourbon and heavy cream. I also arrange pecan halves on top then sprinkle the brown sugar on top. Very pretty and it toasts the sugar coated pecans as it bakes. Worth a try for a touch of variety to a perfect recipe. Truly gilding the lily


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