Sweet Potatoe Souffle' with Pecan and Marshmallow Topping

Janette Suber Recipe

By Janette Suber jansub6887

15 Min
45 Min

This is a wonderful side dish that my family begs for every year during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it goes wonderfully with all the usual traditional Thanksgiving
or Christmas Entrees. I hope you love it as mush as my family and friends do, Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.

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2 can(s)
sweet yams (drained) large cans
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 c
self rising flour
1 Tbsp
pumpkin pie spices (or if you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can substitute with the following: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg) (this is equivalant to 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice)
1 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
self rising flour
1/3 c
cubed butter, (keep butter cold until ready to use)
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1 bag(s)
mini marshmallows

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven 350º F and smear butter on a casserole dish. Its important to use a dish that is deep enough to have about a 1 1/2 inch of extra height above the souffle' for the marshmallows, so they don't melt over the edge of your pan when you add them. I have found that one of the store bought disposable metal/foil pans for Lasagna is great for this dish.
Take a mixing bowl and beat the mashed potatoes till you get a smooth consistency. Reduce the speed to add milk, butter, vanilla, eggs, salt, flour and spices. Combine everything properly and pour the mixture in the buttered casserole dish.
For the topping, whisk together brown sugar, flour, butter, and pecans. Spread it on the potato mixture and bake it for 30 minutes or until topping starts to brown.
Once it is done, place marshmallows on top and place back in the oven to melt and brown the marshmallows, don't walk away, cause depending on each individual oven you could burn them so keep a close eye on those marshmallows. You want the marshmallows to be nice and golden brown. Serve while somewhat still hot.

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Mar 16, 2011 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: CHATTERBOX You Say Potato... I say "MORE PLEASE!"
Janette Suber jansub6887
Mar 22, 2011
I am confused? Why was my recipe shared with a discussion group?
Janette Suber jansub6887
Mar 29, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Debra Cheek crest
Nov 22, 2011
couldnt find pumpkin pie spice in grocer nor could I find cloves, to subsitute to add with rest of spices you had listed.
can allspice be used in the recipe?
Barbara Richardson Barbara_Richardson
Nov 28, 2013
What oz. can of Yams...What size baking dish
Janette Suber jansub6887
Sep 23, 2015
I do sincerely apologize to you ladies, I just now realized that there were comments on this recipe. I did not receive any notice that there were comment/questions to be answered.

Allspice would be fine to use as a substitute. Ground Cloves is what you are looking for next time you go to the store.

And I usually buy the foil pans that they sell for cakes or lasagna, then when it is all gone you can just throw the pan away. I buy the can of yams that is the next size up from the regular cans. I do not have any on hand right now to tell you a size.
Hope this helps everyone. Again, I do apologize for the long delay in answering.
Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 30, 2015
To answer your question above, those of us that have joined discussion groups like sharing (or linking) certain recipes to those groups for members to see. Sorry it took me so long to answer.
Bea L. BeachChic
Sep 30, 2015
This is the sweet potato dish I chose to make last Thanksgiving and am so glad I did. It's absolutely delicious! I plan on making it again this Thanksgiving as well. Thanks for sharing.