Servings: Serves 6
  • 4 pounds yams or sweet potatoes (about 4 large)
  • 1 can crushed pineapple , drained (optional)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup Myers's rum or other dark rum
  • 5 ounces marshmallows (about 1/2 bag), cut in half crosswise
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce yams with a fork and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 1 hour.

Remove; when cool enough to handle, scoop out flesh from skins and put into a large bowl. Discard skins. Add pineapple, syrup, ginger and rum. Mix well, using a fork to make smooth. Spoon into a large oval dish and top with marshmallows. Place the dish about 6 inches under broiler and brown 1 minute.