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Old 04-03-2009, 05:49 PM   #11
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Sweet Potato Filling

Sweet Potato Filling

2 cups fresh sweet potatoes, cooked/peeled/mashed
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 Tbsp imitation vanilla or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Dash of salt

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl, or in your KA, and mix until all the ingredients are blended well. You can use this recipe for empanadas, or tarts and pies too.

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:00 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by mudbug View Post
Daughter hates them and HH is not a huge fan. What can I make that will wow them? Marshmallows are not an option.
How about this..

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Old 04-03-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
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Reduce syrup from can with orange juice. Include ginger of some kind. Maybe a slice or two of raw, or some dry powdered. Mix with sweet potatoes, put in a casserole dish. Use diced candied ginger as a garnish, mixed with orange zest. (nutmeg, cinnamon, preferred nuts, can be added at will)

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Old 04-04-2009, 07:54 PM   #14
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Try my sweet potato casserole. It's great, I promise.

Sweet Potato Casserole:

2 lg (30 oz) cans sweet potatoes (yams), mashed (or 3 cups fresh, baked, and mashed)
cup sugar
tsp salt
2 eggs
stick butter
cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

cup brown sugar
cup flour
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 stick butter

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 2 qt. casserole dish. In mixing bowl, combine mashed sweet potatoes with the other casserole ingredients and transfer to casserole dish. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over the casserole. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Serves 8-12 people.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #15
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Sweet Potato Casserole (no marshmallows)

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups canned sweet potatos (40 oz. can, drained - I use Princella)
1 cup sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter or margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs


1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans

Place the canned sweet potatoes in a food processor and puree them. Next, in a mixing bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Pour into a greased 1 quart casserole dish. Next, in a separate mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping. Cover the sweet potato mixture with the topping, which should be fairly crumbly. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

**Note** Before placing the topping on the sweet potato mixture, you might want to know that it comes out a different way every time I make this recipe. Sometimes it is more liquidy, and sometimes it is more crumbly. However, each and every time I make this dish, the finished product is fantastic. The topping becomes crunchy in the oven and the entire dish tastes delicious.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:05 PM   #16
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Oops! Looks like my recipe is almost the exact same as the one before! I guess that means it's good! :) :) Sorry!
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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[B]These were served at a camping potluck


1 (21 oz.) can Comstock apple pie filling
2 (17 oz.) cans whole sweet potatoes
3 tbsp. butter
Chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine apple pie filling and
whole sweet potatoes, drained into buttered 7 x 11 inch
baking dish. Dot with butter, sprinkle lightly with nutmeg
and chopped nuts. Bake 30 minutes until bubbly.

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:32 PM   #18
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more good ideas. thanks. everyone!
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:21 PM   #19
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How about a soup? Buzz them with some veggie broth till they're smooth, maybe a little pumpkin or butternut squash, some coconut milk, some mild curry, and then maybe some beans to give it a little but of substance. You could top it with small apple cubes and a drizzle of walnut oil.....
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #20
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Last time I made sweet potatoes, I mashed them with some peanut butter and Caribbean Jerk seasoning.

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