This recipe is by my sister Mary. We used pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg..as we didn't have any nutmeg.
Author: Lady Sarah
Recipe type: Side Dish
5 Large Sweet Potatoes (Your store may call them Yams as well)
1 Tablespoon Butter, Softened
1/4th Cup Butter, Melted
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
3/4th Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of Orange Juice
3 Cups of Mini Marshmallows
Scrub and peel the yams.
Cut into smaller pieces and boil for about 20 minutes if you like your sweet potatoes very mushy.
If you like them chunky, boil for less time.
Be sure to add a little bit of salt to the water.
Mix all ingredients except marshmallows & boiling sweet potatoes.
After you have boiled them, mash them a bit, adding your ingredients in except marshmallows.
If you want chunky Sweet Potatoes do not over mix.
We cooked on low for 3 and a half hours, 20 minutes before put in the marshmallows on top.
That 3 and a half hours is not a hard set rule, you have already boiled them so within a couple hours they should be good to go.
There is much confusion between a yam and a sweet potato. Here in the United States, what you find at your grocery store..that is labeled a Yam..is a sweet potato. Technically a Yam, is a white tuber with little taste, that can only be found normally in ethic stores. We may call those big huge tubers at the store a Yam, but they are a sweet potato.
Recipe by Crock-Pot Ladies at http://crockpotladies.com/recipe-categories/side-dishes/crock-pot-sweet-potatoes-marshmallows/