Praline Pecan and Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes
I’ve been busy in the kitchen all morning, getting as much done as possible before our company arrives! (They were suppose to arrive last night, but are coming this evening instead.) I have a spaghetti sauce simmering on the stove for dinner tonight and just finished making the sweet potatoes for tomorrow!
I’ve had a couple requests for my recipe(s), after posting a picture on Instagram, and realized I had never shared them here before! Every Thanksgiving, even growing up, the “Sweet Potatoes and Desserts” were “my job” (my sister Jen always made the rolls and my brother Sean always made the Raspberry Cranberry Jello Mold!) and yesterday my mom called for the recipe since I won’t be bringing them over to her house (we will be getting together with my extended family for dessert) this year.
Praline Pecan Yams
29-oz can yams/sweet potatoes, drained
1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbs flour
3 Tbs butter, melted
Note: This recipe will fill a 1 qt baking dish. I usually double the recipe for my Pampered Chef oval baking dish or triple the recipe for a 9×13 baking dish.
Place drained yams (I usually mash them) in ungreased casserole or baking dish. In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients; blend well. Sprinkle over yams.
Bake at 350˚F for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.
Mallow-Topped Sweet Potatoes
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 29-oz can sweet potatoes, drained
Note: This recipe will fill a 1 qt baking dish. I always triple the recipe and bake it in a 9×13 pan.
Mix butter, orange juice and cinnamon in lightly greased baking dish until well blended.
Add sweet potatoes; mix lightly. (I always mash the sweet potatoes.) Top with marshmallows.
Bake at 350˚F for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are hot and marshmallows are lightly browned.
*These last two pictures were taken last year on Thanksgiving. If you refrigerate them overnight they will take a little longer to bake.
Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe for sweet potatoes? I’d love to hear about it!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.