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AL’S MOM’S SWEET POTATO POON

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Ingredients

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 bag marshmallows

Preparation

Baking Directions:

This recipe is a traditional side dish found on the Roker family table at Thanksgiving.

It comes straight from the kitchen of Al’s mom.

Along with the tradition of cooking this dish, she also traditionally burns it as she so often gets distracted by something.

(The dish easily catches a flame if it’s not watched very carefully).

Sweet potato poon goes great with turkey and ham.

Boil the sweet potatoes until soft.

Mash potatoes with 1 stick of butter in a large bowl.

Add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and mix together.

Fold in crushed pineapple and pour into a buttered 9” x 12” Pyrex dish.

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes or until brown on top.

Remove from oven, layer with marshmallows and place under broiler until marshmallows are toasty brown on top.

Be careful! They will catch fire very quickly — a tradition in the Roker household for generations.