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Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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3 cans (15 Oz. each) sweet potatoes, drained
1/4 Cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 Cup orange juice
1/4 Cup brown sugar
Tsp. salt
1 Tsp. ground cinnamon
Tsp. ground nutmeg
25-30 Marshmallows (3 Cups)

Heat oven to 350 F.
Pour sweet potatoes in a 10x6-inch (1 1/2 qt.) baking dish coated with cooking spray.
In separate bowl, combine margarine, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and spices.
Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over sweet potatoes. Top with marshmallows.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until hot and marshmallows are lightly browned.
Variation: Instead of canned sweet potatoes, substitute 1 3/4 to 2 lb. fresh sweet potatoes, peeled, cooked until very tender, drained, cooled.




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