Sweet. sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Tropical

4 tbls. butter or margarine
2 (18 oz.) cans packed sweet potatoes
3 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup pecans, chopped
½ cup flaked coconut
½ cup orange juice
½ tsp. vanilla
1 cup miniature marshmallows
In a mixer bowl, melt butter, uncovered at high for 1 minute. Add potatoes and mash. Beat in eggs, sugar, pecans, coconut, orange juice, vanilla and ½ teaspoon salt. Turn into 2-quart casserole dish. Cook, covered at high for 10 minutes. Top with marshmallows; cook uncovered for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Yields 8 to 10 servings. Lena Borntrager, Clark, Mo

Sweet Potato Balls the Hawaiian Way
4 large sweet potatoes or yams, cooked, mashed
2 to 3 tbls. butter
1 tsp. salt
1⁄8 tsp. black pepper
Pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
3 tbls. packed brown sugar
1 ½ cup crushed cereal flakes
8 pineapple slices
8 maraschino cherries

Combine potatoes, butter, seasonings and brown sugar. Spread crushed cereal flakes on waxed paper. Drop 1⁄3 cup potato mixture onto paper and roll into a ball, making eight balls. Place pineapple slices in a buttered pan and place sweet potato balls on top of each slice. Top balls with a cherry. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Yields eight servings. Martha Powell, Centralia, Mo.

Pan-Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks
3 medium sweet potatoes    3 tbls. butter
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks. Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over low heat. Add sweet potato chunks. Cover skillet and cook at medium heat 20 minutes; turning occasionally until potatoes are tender and browned on all sides. Yields 4 servings. Betty Blanchard, Sheldon, Mo.

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
6 medium baked potatoes
¼ cup butter, cubed
2 (8 oz.) cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
½ tsp. salt
1⁄8 tsp. pepper

Scrub and pierce the potatoes; bake at 375° for 1 ¼ hours or until tender. When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato and discard. Scoop out the pulp, leaving a thin shell. In a large bowl mash the pulp with butter. Stir in the cheese, bacon, salt and pepper. Spoon into potato shells. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Yields 6 servings. Mary Miller, Clark, Mo.

Sweet Potato Soufflé
1 (40 oz.) can or 2 lb. sweet potatoes peeled, cooked and drained
1 tbls. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
½ cup granulated sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tbls. all-purpose flour
½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature, reserve ½
¾ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
4 extra-large eggs, beaten well
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained, set aside
Heavily grease a 2-quart casserole dish or pan. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, or pan, beat sweet potatoes, salt, cinnamon and granulated sugar until smooth in consistency. Stir in drained, crushed pineapple. Pour into prepared 2-quart baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together remaining 1⁄4 cup butter, brown sugar, flour and pecans. Sprinkle over top of sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350° oven 35 to 40 minutes. Yields 6 to 8 servings. Debbe Baker, Newburg, Mo.

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
6 to 8 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
6 to 8 apples peeled, sliced
½ cup honey or maple syrup
½ cup butter
¾ tsp. salt
4 tbls. cornstarch

Mix 2 cups water with honey, salt and cornstarch and bring to a boil. Add butter and cook until mixture is thick. Grease casserole dish lightly with shortening and alternately layer with apples, potatoes, and sauce. Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour. Yields 8 servings. Roseanna Miller, Gibbs, Mo.

Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
½ cup butter, melted
¼ cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup milk or orange juice
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 cup crushed cornflakes
½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup softened butter
Combine all ingredients (except topping ingredients) and mix well. Spoon into greased 1 ½ cup baking dish. Bake uncovered at 375° for 20 minutes. Combine topping ingredients, sprinkle over potatoes. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Edna Mae Rissler. Versailles, Mo.

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 lbs. sweet potatoes, sliced
4 tbls. butter
1 small onion
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tbls. butter
1 cup crushed crackers
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
Cook sweet potatoes for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender; drain well. Melt 4 tablespoons butter; add onion and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add sweet potatoes, cheese, eggs, mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7-inch pan. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add crackers. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Yields 8 to 10 servings. Mrs. Henry Gingerich, Clark, Mo.

Candied Sweet Potatoes
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup butter
¼ tsp. salt
6 to 8 small sweet potatoes, peeled and halved lengthwise
In a skillet, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil at 250°. Stir until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Add sweet potatoes. Baste with syrup. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Uncover; cook basting occasionally for 10 minutes or until potatoes are well glazed. Reduce heat to warm for serving. Yields 6 to 8 servings. Mrs. Henry Yoder, Clark, Mo.

Sweet Potato Supreme
3 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup sugar
Salt to taste
¼ cup melted oleo
½ cup milk
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
¼ cup oleo, melted
½ cup nuts, chopped
Add 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate to mashed sweet potatoes. Mix the first 7 ingredients together and put in a 2-quart casserole dish. Mix the topping together and sprinkle on top of the sweet potatoes. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Yields 10 to 12 servings, Malinda Rissler, Barnett, Mo.

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