I liked previous reviewer's suggestion to add ginger - very nice. A little heavy on the sugar for me, so I cut it in half and used coconut sugar for lower glycemic index. I knew I wouldn't have enough syrup, so I watched it and squeezed in one tangerine's juice. Really delicious! Covering it tightly will speed cooking and inhibit burning in a shallow dish (which I used). The meringue is a *creative way* to adult up the old marshmallow look with something better. Guests loved it!
I made this as written except for sprinkling on some ground ginger and baking in two separate dishes as I don't have one large enough. I had some issues with a less shallow dish and the potatoes not cooking as much because they weren't in the hot syrup, so keep that in mind. The recipe produces way more syrup than I expected which I didn't personally prefer. The meringue impressed the crowd and is easier to make than you'd think! Be very careful not to let it burn.