Saturday, December 3, 2011

Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Marshmellows

This is my mother-in-law's recipe for sweet potatoes.  It is more like a dessert, than a veggie or a starch, but that's probably why we love it.  It is a staple at holiday meals.
  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ¼ C. cream
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 bag of marshmallows (large or small)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Bake the sweet potatoes for 1 ½ hours
  3. Peel the potatoes and place in a large mixing bowl
  4. Mash the potatoes
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well
  6. Using an electric mixer, beat the potatoes until they are fluffy
  7. Transfer the mixture into a large baking dish
  8. Bake for 25 minutes
  9. Remove the casserole from the oven and place the marshmallows over the potatoes
  10. Return to the oven bake until the marshmallows turn light brown
  11. Serve warm
Tips and Tricks:
  • Sweet potatoes can be stringy close to the peel.  I usually cut the potatoes in half and scoop the potatoes out of the peel.
  • You can use any kind of cream (heavy, whipping, half and half, evaporated milk) whatever you have on hand.
  • If you are making this for a special occasion, you can prepare this ahead of time, but wait to bake it the day it is to be served.

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