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Candied Yams: Yum or Yuck?

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Lip Smackin’ (and Naughty) Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cream
Two eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/16 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt

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

Combine all ingredients and put in a greased casserole dish. Sprinkle evenly with topping and bake at 350° F for 30 minutes.

Recipe by Rebecca Brown, DivineCaroline

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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11:13PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:13PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:12PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

11:11PM PDT on Sep 8, 2013

Yum, thank you for sharing.

2:05PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

I don't like sweet potatoes. I like potatoes to taste of potatoes...not sweet.

10:28PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

I like sweet potatoes... Deep fried in tempura, baked with butter & cinnamon sugar, or as a casserole, but I like with the pecans roasted. Skip the flour. But the occasional marshmallow isn't going to hurt anyone as long as you're not partaking all year around.

4:18AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Thanks for the wonderful recipes...

9:08PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

I like sweet potatos any way they are prepared...especially with a bit of brown sugar & butter,

6:21PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

Yummy to yams and yuck to marshmellows.
I love my yams roasted with rosemary, thyme, parsley, Olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. I'll pass on the marshmellows and refined sugars some people cook with their yams.

1:52PM PST on Nov 28, 2011

marshmallows are yummy not yams

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