This dish serves well as a Thanksgiving side dish or a dessert

1/2 cup salted butter, 2 medium size yams, peeled and chopped, 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup half and half, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 2 large beaten eggs, 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rinds, 1/8 teaspoon salt, marshmallows, 1 cup chopped pecans.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Boil yams in a pot covered in water until tender. Drain yams and dump into a bowl, add butter and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.  Add salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, orange rinds, vanilla, eggs, and milk, mix well.  Pour into a lightly butter greased casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 60 minutes.  Remove from the oven and evenly top with the pecans and marshmallows, return to oven bake until the marshmallows brown.

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