This golden baked favorite is sure to please your holiday guests. Make two recipes for a larger crowd. The recipe is from Willie Bell Witt, who worked for David's family for several generations and was like a second mother to many of them.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2004


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Makes 8 to 10 servings


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  • Bring sweet potatoes and water to cover to a boil, and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until tender; drain. Peel potatoes, and place in a mixing bowl.

  • Heat milk and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts and sugar dissolves. (Do not boil.) Stir in orange juice, spices, and salt.

  • Beat potatoes at medium speed with an electric mixer until mashed. Add milk mixture, beating until smooth. Spoon half of mashed sweet potatoes into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish; top evenly with half of marshmallows. Spread remaining mashed potatoes over marshmallows.

  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Top with remaining half of marshmallows, and bake 8 to 10 more minutes or until marshmallows are golden.

  • Beebe Roberts, Birmingham, Alabama