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Rosa Espinosa
From McAllen, Texas, US
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Recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole

3 ½ pounds fresh sweet potatoes (6-7 medium)

½ cup light brown sugar

½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

3 Red Delicious apples

4 tablespoons of softened butter

4 oz pecan halves

6-8 large marshmallows

Preparation Method

Peel sweet potatoes and cut in half

Boil sweet potatoes in large pot with water level 2” above potatoes

Use fork to determine tenderness of sweet potatoes which should be soft but firm

Drain potatoes and let cool 5 minutes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sprinkle half of your light brown sugar on bottom of 9 X 12 casserole pan

Place sweet potatoes on one layer on casserole dish

Spread half of butter on top of sweet potatoes

Cut apples in 1/3” slices and place on top of sweet potatoes

Sprinkle potatoes and apples with ground cinnamon

Add pecan halves to dish spreading pecans evenly and at different levels

Add the other half of your butter and brown sugar

Cover casserole dish and bake for 30- 45 minutes

Pull casserole dish from oven to check for tenderness of apples which should be tender but not entirely softened

Add 6-8 large marshmallows and return uncovered dish to oven for an additional five minutes to melt marshmallows

Gently mix in slightly browned and softened marshmallows with sweet potatoes

Serve warm and enjoy!

Note: It has been a family tradition for two generations to bake this sweet potato casserole dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. The marshmallows are to add consistency to casserole mixture and not to add more sweetness to dish as it is incredibly naturally sweet already. I prefer red delicious apples but you can try other apple varieties. I drip the liquid formed by the apples, sweet potatoes, and brown sugar on top of sweet potatoes after I serve them on my dish. Serving the sweet potatoes on a beautiful side bowl makes an elegant or special treat for your company or family. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole
Prepration Time: 0 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time: 0 hrs 45 mins
Serves: 8 Persons
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