Sweet Potatoes and Marshmallows

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
10 min
1 hr

4 to 6 servings


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, then lower and simmer while stirring until reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.

Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise, then again making long quarters. Cut these into 1-inch pieces ending up with pie slice-shaped wedges. Place in a separate large pot of boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes. Potatoes should give a bit when poked with a fork.

Drain the potatoes and arrange in a single layer in a buttered 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Pour the syrup over the potatoes; making sure it covers the potatoes. Place lemon slices on top and bake for 35 minutes, spooning syrup over potatoes twice during that time. Potatoes are done when they are tender to the fork.

Remove from the oven, remove the lemon slices, and stir in pecans. Arrange the marshmallows evenly on top. Place back in the oven turning it up to 400 degrees F and cook until marshmallows puff up and turn brown, approximately 10 more minutes.

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AWESOME! I loved this recipe for sweet potatoes. Like other reviewers, the sauce was watery, but I actually liked that. It reminded me of my grandmother's sweet potatoes. I'm not quite sure about the use of sliced lemons on top so I'll probably exclude that next time I make this. This is a must try recipe for anyone looking for a sweet and old-fashioned sweet potato recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why would this be listed under Vegetarian when it contains marshmallows which are made from of cow hoofs? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last year.. making it again... I love how people are complaining about it not being vegetarian... JUST OMIT them no reason to complain or give it a bad rating they also make marshmallows you can buy and eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As others have said "This is not a vegetarian dish" I am so disappointed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is listed under "Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes". Doesn't anyone at Food Network realize that marshmallows are made with gelatin, which is derived from collagen and is an animal by-product? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Marshmallows are not vegetarian they contain gelatin which is boiled animal hooves. There are vegetarian marshmallows found in stores like Whole Foods. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't use the nuts and, like most reviews here said, the amount of water that the recipe calls for is too much. i used about 1/2 the water and poured the excess off after baking the potatoes and before putting the marshmallows on. These were great and even better the second day. I'm definitely cooking these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading the review, I reduced the water and it was not an issue. Was it just me; I thought this was horrendously sweet. When I reheated the leftover, in particular, the potatoes and the remaining syrup burned my tongue with their concentrated sweetness. Maybe this is standard in America, but I will reduce sugar next time I make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I halved the recipe and it turned out perfect. I followed the advice of others and greatly reduced the amount of water. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this recipe this Thanksgiving and it was a hit!!! I agree with everyone else 1/4 cup of water is fine. I read the peoples reviews and that was the only thing I change. This recipe is soooo good and it tasted even better the next day: item not reviewed by moderator and published

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