Memaw's Sweet Taters

Easy, delicious and a dessert, too!

Posted in , Oct 8, 2014

Sisters Wanda (left) and Nova and their yams

Yams are a traditional Thanksgiving side dish for most of us, and here's one entry in a family's recipe throwdown.


2 large (29-oz.) cans sweet potatoes 2 c. light brown sugar
1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple (undrained) 1 10-oz. bag miniature marshmallows


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-by-1 1-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Drain the sweet potatoes and place in a large bowl. Use a mixer to beat the potatoes until they’re smooth. Add pineapple and brown sugar; beat well.

3. Pour into dish, spreading potatoes evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and cover potatoes with marsh­mallows. Return to oven and bake till marshmallows are golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Serves 8 lucky people!

Try Wanda's Gram's Yams.

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