Sweet potato chunks bake up tender and delicious in brown-sugar syrup under a cloud of toasted marshmallows.
- 1 c packed brown sugar
- 2 1/2 c sweet potatoes peeled, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 lemon, sliced, seeded
- 1/2 c pecans, chopped
- 12 oz marshmallows
Heat oven to 350°F. Butter 13"x9" baking dish.
In a pot, melt 2 Tbs. butter. Stir in sugar and 3/4 cup water; bring to a boil. Over medium-low heat, cook until reduced (about 15 min.), stirring throughout.
In pot of boiling water, cook potatoes 5 min. Drain; arrange in baking dish.
Pour syrup over potatoes; top with lemon.
Cover, bake 35-45 min. until tender, spooning syrup over potatoes twice.
Remove lemon; stir in pecans. Top with marshmallows.
Place in oven; increase temp to 400°F. Bake uncovered 5-7 min.