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Sweet Potato Mallow

Recipe Information
Classic Betty Crocker Recipe


  • 1 lb (.5 kg). sweet potatoes or yams (1 lb (.5 kg). equals about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dairy sour cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) mace
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) miniature marshmallows or cut-up large marshmallows
  • If using fresh sweet potatoes,add to boiling water and cook, covered, until fork tenderabout 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Drain; slip out of skins and mash.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • In mixer bowl, combine sweet potatoes, sour cream, egg yolk, salt and mace.
  • Beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into buttered 1-quart casserole; top with marshmallows.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
This is a nice side to the turkey or ham at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The sour cream cuts the sweetness of the standard candied yams or sweet potatoes for a sweet and savory side. A 1 lb., 1 oz. can of vacuum-packed sweet potatoes may be used to speed up preparation.