Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

Recipe from Family Circle
Ingredients
  • 4 1/2  pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2   tablespoons olive oil
  • 1   tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2  cup butter
  • 2/3  cup whipping cream
  • 2   tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1   teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 - 3   cups tiny marshmallows
  • 1/4  cup pecan halves, toasted
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Directions
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Scrub potatoes and prick with a fork. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt. Place potatoes in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Roast, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until soft. Cool until easy to handle.
2. 
Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Halve potatoes; scoop out flesh and discard skin. Press through a fine mesh sieve. Transfer to a large bowl.
3. 
In a small saucepan combine butter and whipping cream; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Fold into the sweet potatoes along with the maple syrup, nutmeg and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
4. 
Sprinkle marshmallows on potatoes. Bake, uncovered, 12 to15 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve immediately.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Up to 1 day ahead, prepare through Step 3. Cover and refrigerate. To reheat, bake, covered, in a 350 degrees F oven for 55 minutes, stirring once. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F. Uncover and proceed with Step 4.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 255, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 33, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 30, Monosaturated fat (g) 5, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 11, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 148.2, vit. C (mg) 2.36, Thiamin (mg) 0.1, Riboflavin (mg) 0.09, Niacin (mg) 0.59, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.22, Folate (g) 12.1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.06, sodium (mg) 670, Potassium (mg) 378, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 0.72, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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