Creamy Sweet Potatoes
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cooked
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Dash salt
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- In a large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. Add eggs, orange juice, butter, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish.
- Bake at 350° until set, 35-40 minutes. Top with marshmallows; return to oven until they just begin to puff and melt, 5-10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 312 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.
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Nov 26, 2018
Not for Thanksgiving! On its own, this dish tastes fine - but it did not go well with our traditional dishes around turkey. Perhaps this should be a side dish to pork? I had been looking for something different and away from the regular candied sweet potatoes, but this too, falls on the sweet side - yet is not complementing sage.
Nov 18, 2018
Going to try this, this Thanksgiving @PJwheeler. You do realize that review was 4 years ago.
Jun 3, 2018
Beve36, you didn't want to rate a recipe you hadn't tried. That is admirable. However, your 1 star rating pulled the average star rating for this recipe down. I know that's not what you intended. I just wanted others to know that by rating a recipe that you haven't made it they make it harder for the rest of to find good recipes. I would encourage the webmaster to allow comments, questions, etc. in a way that would not skew the ratings results.
Dec 16, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
This sounds so good. But I have a family that don't eat sweet potato except for me and one other. 10 to 12 servings is way to much. I wouldn't know how to cut it down for 2 of us.I'm giving it one star because they require a star. It is not fair of me to judge something I have not tried.
Nov 8, 2014
This recipe is one that my six now-grown children request every holiday! When a very dear friend of ours was dying of cancer 12 years ago, this delicious dish was the one thing he'd still eat & it was easy on his stomach. Been making it since it was published in 1993. The only change I make is to eliminate the marshmallows--it's perfect without them!
Nov 29, 2013
I've never been a big fan of sweet potatoes, but these I could enjoy. Orange, vanilla, nutmeg --you really get a burst of each of the flavors an d they taste so good with the sweet potatoes!
Nov 11, 2013
I haven't made this recipe yet , but it intrigues my interest, so I'm saving it to make for Thanksgiving!
Nov 7, 2013
My Mother used to make this recipe. Since we live in Florida and have citrus trees, she would juice the oranges and save the rest of the orange and put the sweet potato mixture in the orange shells and bake them that way...Since fresh squeezed leaves orange in the peeling you would get pieces of orange with most bites. She also added pecans pieces to the mixture with half pecan pieces on top of the marshmallows.
Dec 22, 2012
Made this for Thanksgiving and making it again for Christmas. I used brown sugar and added a bit of cinnamon. The addition of orange juice makes these sweet potatoes super good. The whole family loves them and this is the recipe I will use for holidays from now on.