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Monday, December 06, 2010

Sweet Potato and Green Apple with Marshmallows

Sweet Potato and Green Apple with Marshmallows

Sweet Potatoes or Yams along with slightly tart green apples, dusted with some brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, baked till done, dotted with marshmallows at the end so it turns gooey, hot off the oven, is certainly a late fall treat I don't make often.

While not my favorite, this casserole is certainly a nice addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas menu. I prefer the white marshmallows, but, kids liked the pastel colored ones which is what I used in this recipe.

I par-cook the yams/sweet potatoes in the microwave first to cut down on baking time.

Ingredients
1 large Sweet Potatoes or Yam, sliced
1 large Green Apples, sliced
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix -or- ½ tsp each ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
¼ cup brown sugar (more if preferred)
½ cup mini marshmallows
a few Tbsp evaporated milk (optional)

Preparation
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F
  2. Arrange the yams or sweet potato slices in a 9-inch baking dish, add about ¼ cup of water, cover and microwave till par-cooked, drain excess water
  3. Add the apple slices, spices, brown sugar, and some evaporated milk, stir well, pack down firmly and bake in a 350°F oven for about 30-35 minutes, checking for doneness/charring
  4. Dot with marshmallows and place under broiler for a minute or so till gooey, remove from heat, allow to sit for a few minutes, and serve warm

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