Berry-Mallow Yam Bake

Tam D

By
@methodmaven

This is a wonderful update to a Thanksgiving tradition, and a family favorite. We like it so well I have to double it, and everyone fights over the leftovers :D It's quick and easy, colorful and delicious, and a life-saver when there are vegetarians at the table!


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Serves:

about 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
flour*
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
oats*
1 tsp
cinnamon
5 Tbsp
butter
2-17 oz. can(s)
yams, drained
2 c
cranberries
1 1/2 c
mini marshmallows

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender, until coarse crumbs form.
2
In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the yams and cranberries.
3
Lightly toss 1 cup of the crumb mixture with the yams-cranberries.

Spread evenly in a 1 1/2 to 2 qt. baking dish, that has been prepared with food release spray.
4
Cover with remaining crumb mixture.
5
Bake at 350* for 35 minutes.

Remove from oven, sprinkle with marshmallows, and return to oven until marshmallows are lightly browned.
6
NOTES: I like to spread the love, so I cut the cranberries in half before mixing them with the yams. This takes a few extra minutes, but it's well worth it.

If fresh cranberries are too tangy for you, you can easily substitute a can of whole berry cranberry sauce. Just scramble it up in the can a bit, then dollop around on top the yams, before adding the crumb topping.

I have also made this recipe with fresh yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced, about 3-4 cups. It will need more baking time if you use fresh; plan 50-60 minutes.

If you're in a hurry, you can put the pan under the broiler to toast the marshmallows.

Reheats very well. My family even eats it for breakfast!

*This recipe is easily made gluten free, by using GF oats and GF all purpose flour.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy