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Registered: ‎09-22-2010

This is a recipe from my sister's MIL who was from Texas.  We have been making it for years for Thanksgiving.  It does not have marshmallows on it so if that is what you like this is not for you!


4 med yams
1 cup sugar
dash salt
1 t cinnamon or nutmeg
3/4 stick butter
1/2 lemon sliced very thin
1 T flour
1/4 c water


Peel and cut potatoes as for thick french fries.  Place in an 8 x 12 baking dish.  Cover potatoes with sugar and salt.  Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg (or both) over sugar.  Cover with pieces of butter.  Twist slices of lemon over this and place peel in with potatoes.  Sift flour over the top.  Add water.  Bake at 400 degree for one hour or until done and sugar and butter have made a thick syrup.  Baste potatoes frequently.


I find this takes longer than an hour to thicken.  Tuck the lemon peel under the potatoes so it does not burn.  I make it day before - it reheats great!

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Interesting recipe, thanks @DiAnne.  It ought to be plenty sweet enough without marshmallows.

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