Mother's great yams were always a hit at Thanksgiving. In America, yams are actually a type of sweet potato. Gingersnap cookies and marshmallows make this dish a real treat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the sweet potatoes, butter and lemon juice. Break the gingersnap cookies into the mixture. Stirring occasionally, cook until thick, about 15 minutes.

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  • Cover the mixture with desired quantity of marshmallows. Remove from heat and cover 5 minutes, or until marshmallows have melted. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 72.5g 23% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; sodium 184.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
I made these yams for Thanksgiving and they just about blew everyone away! Never had I taseted yams so delicious! The gingersnap cookies are the secret weapon that makes this dish kick! So different from traditional yam recipes, yet so deliciously new! I highly suggest you make these for your next holiday gathering. I recipe note though....instead of putting marshmallows in pot I transfer mixture to a baking dish, then add marshmallows and bake at 375 until mallows are melted and golden brown. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2003
NO ONE SEEMED TO IMPRESSED Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
I made these yams for Thanksgiving and they just about blew everyone away! Never had I taseted yams so delicious! The gingersnap cookies are the secret weapon that makes this dish kick! So different from traditional yam recipes, yet so deliciously new! I highly suggest you make these for your next holiday gathering. I recipe note though....instead of putting marshmallows in pot I transfer mixture to a baking dish, then add marshmallows and bake at 375 until mallows are melted and golden brown. Enjoy! Read More
(84)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
These are really really tasty and so darn fast! I was pretty skeptical but the gingersnaps add just the perfect flavor. I had baked sweet potatoes on hand (1 hr 40 min @ 350 degrees) so I substituted an equal measure for the canned; I too put the warm sweet potato mixture in a serving container and then browned the (small sized) marshmallows with a quick zap under the broiler. I noticed the first time I made these that they hold their shape upon serving which gave me the idea to use this as a super-quick easy cheater version of sweet potato pie - just put the mixture into a graham cracker crust top with marshmallows brown. Really yummy! If you won't be serving the whole pie the same day I suggest washing it with egg white baking (to seal out the moisture from the filling). Definitely a must-try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
This was the EASIEST way to make sweet potatoes. It was quick as well. The gingersnap cookies were the perfect mix of spices as well as creating a nice base for the potatoes. I made these for my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year and they were a hit! I drained one can of the sweet potatoes and used the juice from the other (otherwise it seemed too thick). VERY VERY GOOD!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2003
The strong gingery taste makes these really good and different from most sweet potato dishes. I thought they were a bit too sweet and would cut back on the cookies when making them again. I also put them into a baking dish and browned the marshmallows in the oven. These are very easy to make and a nice change from the traditional. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2008
Simple recipe that I will make again. The marshmellows really need to be broiled though to add to the flavor. Would make a great pie filling! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
very good very easy you can crush the cookies in food processor it's soo much easier than using a glass or your hands got many compliments this will be my yams recipe for holidays! Definitely put in a baking pan and top with marshmallows then put under broiler for just a few minutes watch close so they don't burn really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
Do you know what luxury is? Luxury is this recipe on Thanksgiving. Whether you think you like yams or not just try it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2003
NO ONE SEEMED TO IMPRESSED Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
My new favorite Thanksgiving side! Read More
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