Sunday, November 23, 2008

Aunt Marilyn's Sweet Potato Souffle

My Aunt Marilyn always makes this at Thanksgiving and I always look forward to it when we are spending the holidays with her family.

1 casserole dish
9 or 10 yams
½ cup butter (melted)
2 eggs
½ to ¾ cup orange juice frozen concentrate
¾ to 1 cup of brown sugar
Marshmallows for the top
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

I usually start making this early in the morning, because I cook the yams in the microwave and they need time to cool before you are able to handle them.

1. Wash the yams, prick them with a fork, microwave them for about 5minutes, then turn them, and continue to microwave them until they are soft and ready to eat. They should be soft enough that you will be able to mash them easily. It usually takes 20 minutes for 5 yams.
2. Once yams have cooled. Peel the skin off and smash them in a bowl. They will be somewhat chunky.
3. Now add orange juice and mix with a mixer. This should make them fluffy. Also add a 1/2 cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of butter.
4. Slightly beat the eggs and fold them into mixture.
5. Spray casserole dish with Pam.
6. Fold the mixture into the casserole dish.
7. Drizzle the rest of the butter on top and then sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar on top.
8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. The last five minutes sprinkle with marshmallows and turn the oven to broil.
9. Once marshmallows are golden brown remove from the oven.
10. Enjoy!

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