Sweet Potato Heaven

This is my all-time favorite entrée item. My sister, Grace, does this recipe by feel and taste, so the amounts are not exact, but you can taste it and change it according to your preferences.

2 cans of yams (I made this with fresh yams one year, but the truth is you can’t tell the difference and canned is so much easier).
1 can of frozen orange juice
1 can of pineapple rings (not bits!)
4 Tbsps. of butter (melted)

In a Cuisinart combine the melted butter, yams (drained of course), and about 3 Tbsps. of concentrated orange juice. Add one of the pineapple rings and a little of the pineapple juice from the can (about 1 tbsp.). Mix well and taste. Now you can adjust, with a little more of any of the ingredients above until it’s so delicious you want to sit down and eat it with a spoon.

Bake in a casserole dish at 350 degrees. But every 10-12 minutes you have to stir it, because the edges get too hot and the inside is not hot enough (kinda like your ex-husband – or as my friend says her Was-band). Once it is really hot take out of oven, cover with one layer of mini marshmallows and put in broiler for 1 ½ minutes. Now you are going to want to run and do other things, BUT DON’T! You have to watch it like a hawk because it loves to burn as soon as you get your back turned. When the marshmallows are golden take it out and cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!


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