Berry Mallow Yam Bake

Hands down, this is my husband’s favorite sweet potato recipe. It is so sweet he eats it like a dessert! It is one of those deals where I better make it at least once or twice a year during the holidays, or I’ll hear about it from him! This casserole is so succulent with the flavors of sweet potatoes, cranberries, a delicious streusal topping and then covered with marshmallows permeating every bite that the smells wafting through your house will excite your taste buds like crazy. Berry Mallow Yam Bake is a delight to all who partake! It is simply amazing. I can’t say enough about the taste of this dish. It is such a comforting casserole for Thanksgiving or Christmas or other holiday get-togethers. We love this much-requested side dish and think it is the perfect accompaniment for either turkey or ham.

I received this recipe back in 1978 during the Thanksgiving holidays from my former mother-in-law, Beth. But I believe this recipe originated from Kraft and they put it on the back of their miniature marshmallow packages for quite some time. It is a  fairly simple recipe to follow but BIG on taste. Try it sometime–your family with love it.

I make this gluten free by using gluten free flour when I make it. To make this vegan simply exchange the butter for coconut oil. Our family has loved this recipe for decades and every time we bring it to a Christmas party it gets wolfed down in no time!

When I first posted this recipe in June 2012, I had only been blogging for a week. My photography skills were very poor and my camera even worse. I recently remade this scrumptious dish for another Christmas party, circa 2014, and decided to take some fresh pictures which more ably depict the beauty of this amazing side dish. This lovely holiday casserole is well worth the effort.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree               

Berry Mallow Yam Bake is so scrumptious, it’s a wonderful comfort food.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Berry Mallow Yam Bake has always been my husband’s favorite holiday casserole!

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Doesn’t Berry Mallow Yam Bake look amazing? This is a great casserole to include in your holiday baking. Everyone loves it!

 

Here’s what I did.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

I used these ingredients. I cooked off 6 large sweet potatoes. I used a gluten free baking mix instead of regular wheat flour.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Wash cranberries. Add granulated sugar to the cranberries. Stir to combine.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Make streusel: Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, Pamela’s baking and pancake mix and oatmeal. Stir to combine.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Cut butter into streusel mixture until coarse crumbs form.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Set streusel aside.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut baked sweet potatoes up into 2-3 inch chunks and place in dish. Sprinkle sugared cranberries over top.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Sprinkle streusel over top of cranberries. Bake at 350, covered with foil, for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Remove from oven and cover with marshmallows. 

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows get lightly browned. Be careful to watch your time on this as the marshmallows will scorch easily.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

Scoop out a serving and enjoy! John likes eating this as dessert all week! Sweet potatoes, cranberries, marshmallows, and a luscious streusal topping with oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour. This side dish is almost decadent!

 

Here’s the recipe.

BERRY MALLOW YAM BAKE

(Recipe from Beth, former mother-in-law, Louisiana, MO, but originally found on the back of a Kraft miniature marshmallows package)

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This lovely side dish is spectacular for holiday dinners. It goes great with turkey or ham. Sweet potatoes are paired with sweetened cranberries and a lovely streusel topping. Then they're topped with marshmallows making this a wonderful treat.
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon.
  2. Cut in butter as for pastry; blend until crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle cranberries with regular sugar.
  4. Spray a 9x13” baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Layer the cooked sweet potatoes, the cranberry mixture and crumb mixture.
  6. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Sprinkle marshmallows over top of the casserole and return to oven just until marshmallows are puffed and lightly browned.
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[b]Berry Mallow Yam Bake[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Side Dish/Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Beth Ambra, my former mother-in-law, Louisiana, MO; source: [url href=”http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/main.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”kraft – berry mallow yam bake”]Kraft[/url]
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Serves: 10
This lovely side dish is spectacular for holiday dinners. It goes great with turkey or ham. Sweet potatoes are paired with sweetened cranberries and a lovely streusel topping. Then they’re topped with marshmallows making this a wonderful treat.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup [url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank” title=”pamela’s baking and pancake mix”]Pamela’s[/url] Gluten free baking and pancake mix
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup dry oatmeal
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 12-oz. fresh [url href=”http://www.oceanspray.com/” target=”_blank” title=”ocean spray cranberries”]Ocean Spray[/url] frozen cranberries
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams, cooked or one 17-oz. can cut-up yams, liquid drained and reserved (add syrup to streusel if using canned yams)
  • Miniature marshmallows
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon.
  2. Cut in butter as for pastry; blend until crumbly.
  3. Sprinkle cranberries with regular sugar.
  4. Spray a 9×13” baking pan with cooking spray.
  5. Layer the cooked sweet potatoes, the cranberry mixture and crumb mixture.
  6. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.
  8. Remove from oven.
  9. Sprinkle marshmallows over top of the casserole and return to oven just until marshmallows are puffed and lightly browned.
Notes
Preparation time does not include time required to bake sweet potatoes (approximately one additional hour).

 

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

My husband would tell you this fantastic side dish is to die for! While I won’t go quite that far, it is one of the best sweet potato dishes I’ve ever served.

Berry Mallow Yam Bake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | our favorite #holiday #sidedish. This one uses #sweetpotatoes, #cranberries #marshmallows and has a streusel topping. #glutenfree

There are lots of tart cranberries mix with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes, marshmallows and streusal. Berry Mallow Yam Bake is absolutely wonderful!

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