April 10, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

4 medium sweet potatoes.
1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of butter.
1/2 teaspoon of salt.
8 oz of crushed pineapple.
1 tablespoon of packed brown sugar.
1 tablespoon of butter.
1 teaspoon of water.
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
1/4 cup of chopped pecans.


Wash the sweet potatoes. Prick each 2 or 3 times with fork to allow steam to escape. Arrange in oven at least an inch apart. Microwave at on full power until fork-tender (about ten minutes). Cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Peel and slice potatoes. Place in 2-quart casserole. Add 1/4 cup butter and the salt. Mash until no lumps remain. Mix in pineapple. Microwave on full power 2 minutes. Stir and set aside.

Place one tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, the water,cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Microwave on full power until the butter is melted (about 90 seconds), stirring after half way through.

Add marshmallows; toss to coat. Top sweet potato mixture with marshmallows.

Microwave on full power until the marshmallows are melted and potatoes are
heated through (about three minutes).

Sprinkle with pecans.

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