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Candied Sweet Potatoes



  • 40 to 50 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg, or to taste
  • Juice of 5 lemons
  • 3 pounds margarine
  • 5 pounds granulated sugar
  • Marshmallows
  • Chopped pecans


  1. Boil potatoes in jackets until fork tender.
  2. Cool, skin and slice into casserole dishes.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice.
  4. Add pats of margarine.
  5. Add sugar; top with marshmallows and chopped pecans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes.

Serves 100.


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