Best Ever Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Topping
A Thanksgiving Tradition
This recipe is the result of years of trying many variations on this classic Thanksgiving dish; the recipe is now a family favourite - even with a certain contingent of fussy under-10 diners at our table!
Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo of this gorgeous-looking side before it was gobbled up this year, but I certainly will add one at Christmas when I make it again. People are sometimes confused by sweet potatoes as this vegetable can also be known as a yam, it is the orange-fleshed variety that is used in this recipe. I used organic but that is up to you...
This year, I served the dish in a large deep-dish ceramic pie plate, and with the marshmallow topping turned golden in the oven, it truly is a specatacular addition to any Holiday Feast!
Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Topping
3 lb (about 3 large) sweet potato
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp Chinese ground ginger
3 tbsp dark molasses
generous sprinkling of sea salt and white pepper
Approx. 2 cups minature jet-puffed marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350º. Ensure the sweet potatos are clean. Prick each potato several times with a fork, then put them onto a cookie sheet and bake for one hour.
When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each in half. The flesh of well-cooked sweet potatoes will easily separate from the skins. Put the flesh in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Using a hand mixer, blend ingredients until smooth. Smooth mixture into an oven-proof deep dish or pie plate, and top with a layer of marshmallows. Bake at 350 until marshmallow are puffed and golden.
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