November 25, 2013
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already upon us! Does anyone else feel like we were just dying Easter eggs and celebrating 4th of July? Well, I suppose it’s time to embrace the season and get my holiday menus together!
- ½ cup raisins
- 1/3 cup sweet sherry
- 3 whole sweet potatoes (medium size)
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tsp finely chopped orange zest
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1 cup drained pineapple cubes, coarsely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Preheat your oven to 375°. Soak raisins in sherry until soft, about 30 minutes. Drain raisins and transfer to a large bowl, discarding sherry.
Meanwhile, place the sweet potatoes in a roasting pan and bake until tender, about 40 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool, then peel, puree with a food mill or food processor, and add to raisins. Add brown sugar, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and pumpkin spice and mix well. Fold in pecans and pineapple and transfer to an 8″ baking dish.
Bake casserole for 20 minutes, then cover with marshmallows and bake until marshmallows are golden, about 5 minutes more.
This is a delicious take on a classic fall dish, and the marshmallows on top always add the perfect something to top it off. This recipe yields 6, but I usually double it because my family LOVES Thanksgiving leftovers! Did I mention that North Caroline Yellow sweet potatoes are only .39¢ per lb this week with your Food City ValuCard? Great savings!
For nutrition facts, head to the Food City website.
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I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed (and stressless) holiday! Happy Thanksgiving, Power Shoppers!