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Holiday Sweet Potato Pudding

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Ingredients

4 cups grated sweet potatoes, peeled and washed about 4 medium or 3 large
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar packed firmly
2 eggs, beaten slightly
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons molasses, sorghum or maple syrup
Pam spray
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
Optional topping
1/2 cup oatmeal, chopped in processor
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Marshmallows

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine, potatoes, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla and molasses. Spray a 9x13 glass casserole with Pam. Drizzle 3 tablespoons melted margarine over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until set. Table knife will come out clean. Serve hot as vegetable with meal. For use as a dessert pudding, combine oatmeal, pecans and brown sugar. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. A second dessert option is to top with marshmallows the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Brenda Fikes
Illinois City



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