here's what I ended up doing:
dumped 1 can of sweet potatoes in a round large ramekin-like casserole dish. Added a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar, dots of butter, one diced granny smith apple, mixed it up, and covered the whole mess w/chopped toasted pecans. Baked for about 30 minutes at 350.
HH loved it.
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