Sweet Potatoes Supreme

This great sweet potato dish was on our table Saturday when we celebrated Thanksgiving!  It is a refreshing change to the usual candied sweet potatoes – usually with marshmallows that are browned just before serving.  My daughter Kate did not agree – little marshmallows on her sweet potatoes just mean Thanksgiving to her.  If I had known the trauma it would cause, I would have made a small dish – marshmallow topped – just for her!  Can’t have a child scarred for life!  Strange, Christmas is not sacred when it comes to food – just Thanksgiving!  Well, we have next year to return to tradition!

Sweet Potatoes Supreme

  • 7 or 8 sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 handfuls of brown sugar
  • 2 small handfuls of cinnamon
  • 1 small handful of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of orange juice

Topping:

  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Earlier in the day cook the sweet potatoes in a 400 degree oven until tender, about 1 hour.  When the sweet potatoes have cooked, remove skins and add in a large bowl.  Add the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and about half the orange juice.  Mash until well mixed, adding more orange juice if needed.  Taste and add additional spices or brown sugar.  Spread mixture in a 9 x 13 glass dish.  Mix topping ingredients together in a small bowl.  Spread over sweet potato mixture.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot, in a 400 degree oven.  Enjoy!

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17 responses to “Sweet Potatoes Supreme

  1. I’ll take a pecan topping over marshmellos any day but something about tradition seems to win at Thanksgiving.

  2. My daughter is the same – we HAD to have the marshmallows, every year, no exceptions…
    Tha last Thanksgiving she was home, there were only three of us for dinner. Hubby and I decided that a turkey would be too much, so we roasted a large chicken instead…there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  3. The recipe I am using this year is remarkably similar to yours–and my first Thanksgiving where I am not topping them with marshmallow madness. Glad to hear it is worthy of the holiday table!! 🙂

  4. No marshmallows needed. The caramelization looks ridiculous! 🙂

  5. You are so right! I understand the need for turkey on Thanksgiving but why must so much of the rest of the meal remain unchanged? Frankly, this “replacement” dish looks far better than a marshmallow-coated dish ever could.

  6. This looks so sweet. I hope you all have a lovely thanksgiving dinner. As i have no tradition of thanksgiving you will not hear me complaining.. c

  7. Well you know my opinion on marshmallows, to me this is sweet potato perfection!

  8. You are so right…Thanksgiving traditions are truly sacred! Every family has their own certain dishes they look forward to year after year!! I like this dish very much and am going to switch out my sweet potato recipe for this…my kids won’t mind, they’ve never been the marshmellow type!

  9. Just one word: Delicious!
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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