Marilyn's Sweet Potatoes Recipes
For Sharon to consider. We have many
many sweet potato recipes, lots thanks
to this 'letter, but here are a few that
have always been special favorites at
Sweet Potatoes Recipe
1/2 c. margarine*
1/2 lb. light brown
1/8 c. maple syrup
canned (2 #2 cans) or cooked sweet
potatoes or yams, cut in about 2"
Use a pretty large, about 10", skillet
with a lid. Melt margarine & stir in
sugar till dissolved. Raise heat to High
& drizzle in syrup. When caramel is
bubbly, add potatoes & cut heat back to
Medium. Cover & cook, turning once or
twice with a big spoon so potatoes don't
get mashed, till caramel begins to look
clear & clings to the potatoes. Serves
6-8. *Healthier made with butter but I
don't know if that caramels as well. Can
be doubled or tripled in a 12" skillet.
This one would probably win if we had a
Make Ahead Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
2 lb. sweet
potatoes, peeled & cut up (or 2 lb.
1 c. brown
1/2 c. butter
1 T. water
Cook potatoes in
salted water till a fork pierces them
easily. Drain & put in a 1 1/2 qt.
aside. Boil rest
of ingredients together till thick,
stirring often; pour over potatoes.
Cover & chill till needed, then bake
about 1 hour in a 350º oven, starting in
a cold oven or bringing close to room
temperature if bringing directly from
refrigerator. Lin said to make this a
day in advance, even better tasting &
helpful for a holiday dinner. I never
tried them made ahead myself.
to a friend I'll love & miss forever.
Potatoes with Apples, Molasses, and
2 lb. canned or cooked sweet potatoes,
well-drained & sliced into chunks
large or 2 medium apples, unpeeled but
cored & cut into thick slices
1 T. lemon juice
3 T. butter
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. packed brown
1/4 c. chopped pecans
Put potatoes in a
casserole, 1 1/2 qt. to 2 qt. Sprinkle
apples with salt & juice. Bring butter
to a bubble in a small pan, add apples,
saute' 3-4 minutes then spoon in with
potatoes, leaving a little butter in the
pan. Add molasses to that butter, bring
to a boil, then pour over potato
mixture. Sprinkle sugar, then pecans,
over the top. Bake at 325º for 25 to 30
minutes, till the top looks bubbly.
Serves 4 to 8.
Potatoes & Pineapple Recipe
1 # 2 can crushed
2 # 2 cans sweet potatoes,
1/4 c. flour
3 T. brown
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. marshmallow crème
Nuts, (opt., see NOTE)
Drain pineapple very well, saving 1/4 c.
of the juice. Line a 2 qt. casserole
with pineapple, patting it up higher at
the sides. Put potatoes in the center &
pour reserved juice over them. Mix
flour, sugar, & cinnamon, & cut in
butter to make crumbs. Sprinkle this
over the potatoes.
NOTE: if you
want to add pecans, cashews, or walnuts,
sprinkle them on now. Bake at 350º for
25 minutes. Dot with marshmallow creme,
switch oven to Broil, and broil till
crème is just slightly browned. Serves 6
- 8. Popular doubled in a flat pan at
winter holiday potlucks.
Mother's Mashed Sweets with
3 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled & cooked in
1/2 c. milk
18 large marshmallows or more,
More butter if desired
Heat the 2 T. butter
in milk; mash cooked potatoes using a
little milk at a time, till fluffy.
Butter a 2 qt. casserole dish; put in
1/3 of potatoes, dot with 1/3 of the
'mallows, plus a few dots more butter if
desired. Repeat twice more, ending with
marshmallows. Bake at 350º till top
marshmallows are melted & golden brown.
Serves 4 - 8. Mother always said she
didn't like sweets, but every time she
made this, we doubted her....she liked
to have this with ham & buttered green
beans. More work because potatoes are
mashed, but it is old fashioned good if
you don’t get too involved with those
Marilyn in FL.