Marshmallow Yam Bake

Sunday, November 20, 2011
4  freshly cleaned and peeled yams or sweet potatoes cubed
2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
Salt and black pepper, to taste

  mini marshmallows
 Optional: maraschino cherries
 parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees .
Peel the yams and cut them in cubes or chunks
Use 1/4 of the oil to grease a 12 x 17 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper, coat the yams.
Sprinkle them with salt and pepper and arrange them in the baking pan, flat side down.
Roast for about 40 minutes or until they are, fork tender.
Remove the baking pan from the oven, dot the yams with butter, and pour maple syrup over them.
Sprinkle brown sugar over the yams and bake them or another 10 minutes.
Remove the baking pan from the oven, baste the yams with the liquid in the pan,  place into a pie dish or casserole dish then sprinkle the marshmallows over the top and cherries if using.
Broil a few minutes or until the marshmallows have browned.


  1. Wow, this recipe looks so yummy and different. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving too. I can only imagine all the great food you must be cooking for the hollidays!

  2. This certainly looks yummy:)

  3. Dear Claudia, I love these recipes. My mother used to make the sweet potatoes with the marshmallows every year for Thanksgiving. It was something I looked forward to so much! She would never make it except on Thanksgiving, I guess that is what made the holidays extra special those treats. Blessings, Catherine ox

  4. I would call it "yummy bake"!!!Kisses,dear!

  5. My mother made something similar - once a year - on Thanksgiving. But this is more intense - more flavor. In the olden days, I would merely slice off the marshmallow layer. With this, I would dive right in!

  6. Your sweet and gooey yam bake looks so yummy! And cherries? Never saw them before in a recipe like this! Love it.

  7. Oohh Claudia my dad would love this!! What a great alternative to traditional candied yams!

    Wishing you and yours a Blessed Thanksgiving my dear friend.

  8. Ooohh Claudia my dad would just love this! What a great alternative to traditional candied yams.

    Wishing you nad yours a Blessed Thanksgiving my friend.

  9. These don't seem to be very traditional here in the northern states. I haven't had the baked marshmallow yams in a long time!

  10. I still love marshmallow sweet potatoes--no apologies! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Claudia.

  11. My favorite holiday dish :) The addition of maraschino cherries sounds so fun...lovely addition to a holiday meal :)
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving...

  12. Ohmigosh! This is one of my childhood favorites!

  13. This looks super delicious...thanks for posting

  14. These yams look fantastic! Perfect for Thanksgiving, yum! :)


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