Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Traditional Yummy

Old fashioned sweet candied yams are a must at our table.  Make them even better with this recipe using "hand cut" marshmallows.  I usually find the marshmallows at Whole Foods.  It has been tradition for us to serve this every year.  It is even better the next day.  The yams are so sweet and melt in your mouth!  ~Enjoy~

3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch thick slices
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons sweet butter, melted
1/4 cup apple cider
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Whole foods All Natural marshmallows (essential for best result!)

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine the maple syrup, honey, brown sugar and cinnamon with the melted butter.  Toss the sweet potato slices with this mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Place mixture in a lightly buttered baking dish and cover with parchment paper and foil.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and remove the paper and foil; bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized.  Be sure to serve these warm.
*For a tasty addition, when you remove the paper and foil, add 1 cup of the hand cut marshmallows (if prefer them smaller, cut up with clean shears) and cover.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes until top is lightly browned.

I hope you add this to your menu.  It is easy and tastes heavenly.  Make sure to take a deep breath and slow down during your Thanksgiving preparations.  I know how stressful it can be!  Put on some nice music, throw on a cute apron, and have a glass of wine.  It will all come together!  ~jamilyn~

( Knife-spoon-fork apron by Heliotrope Home, image Southern Living)

10 wonderful comments:

Dragonfly said...

Looks good - lovely apron too!!

Design Esquire said...

Looks delicious, and a cute apron and a glass of wine are musts!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving too!

nkp said...

That sounds delicious! I love yams and those marshmallows look heavenly!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

LindsB said...

YUM! That looks like it could be dessert :)

the gardeners cottage said...

Boy does that sound delish. I have to tell you though that I thought the first picture was cut up tofu! I was so excited.

But it really does sound so good. And I love the advice of slowing down, taking a deep breath and enjoying the meal and the day.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Natasha said...

That looks like a great recipe! We are having a Thanksgiving dinner here tomorrow night and I have just roasted some sweet potato and was wondering what to do with them. Off I go to get some marshmallows I think! Thanks for this great recipe and thanks also for visiting. Hope to see you again soon and blessings for Thanksgiving.

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

Yum! I'm so excited to try these! Nice!

Welcome Home said...

oh wow! Sounds and looks scrumptious!!! Ive never tried but you have made me want to now x

sheila said...

This makes me so excited for tomorrow!!!! Love your blog come follow me to at
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bethany Christensen said...

my favorite side dish- and now it will be even better! Thanks for the recipe