Sweet Potato Recipes with apples, pecans and marshmallows
Mallow-Praline Sweet Potato Pie
1 2/3 cups cooked, mashed orange sweet potatoes* or one 17.2-ounce can whole sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon finely chopped crystallized ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk**
1 recipe Baked Pastry Shell
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup tiny marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. For filling, in a large bowl stir together sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, the 1/4 cup maple syrup, the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Add eggs; beat lightly with a fork just until combined. Gradually stir in buttermilk until thoroughly combined.
2. Place the Baked Pastry Shell on a foil-lined baking sheet on the oven rack. Carefully pour filling into pastry shell. Bake for 30 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Gradually stir in brown sugar, the 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and the milk. Cook and stir until mixture comes to boiling. With pie on the oven rack, sprinkle partially baked pie with pecans and marshmallows. Carefully pour hot brown sugar mixture over the top. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center appears set when shaken. Cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour. Cover and chill within 2 hours.
Apple-Buttered Sweet Potatoes
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
2 medium Granny Smith and/or other tart cooking apples, cored and cut into wedges
1/2 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries (optional)
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup apple butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine sweet potato, apple, and, if desired, dried cherries. In a medium bowl, combine cream, apple butter, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour cream mixture over mixture in cooker; stir gently to combine.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.