Candied Yams recipe

Candied Yams

This mouth-watering Candied Yams recipe is perfect for anyone who loves a touch of sweetness in their meal. It is a classic dish that is both hearty and flavorful, and it is perfect for any special occasion or holiday. This recipe serves 6 people and takes approximately 2 hours to prepare and cook.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving):
– Calories: 335
– Total Fat: 4.3g
– Saturated Fat: 2.5g
– Sodium: 223mg
– Total Carbohydrates: 73g
– Dietary Fiber: 5.9g
– Sugars: 44g
– Protein: 2.9g

– 6 medium sweet potatoes or yams, washed and peeled
– 1 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup butter, melted
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp nutmeg
– 1/4 tsp ginger
– 1/4 tsp ground cloves
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch slices and place them in a large baking dish.

3. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine brown sugar, melted butter, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.

4. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss them gently to ensure they are coated in the sauce evenly.

5. Add 1/2 cup of water to the baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.

6. Remove the foil from the dish, add vanilla extract, and continue baking for 10-15 minutes. The yams should be tender and look caramelized.

7. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

– This dish can be made a day ahead and reheated in the oven at 350°F for about 20-30 minutes.
– You can choose to chop the sweet potatoes into smaller pieces if you prefer.
– Serve this Candied Yams dish as a side dish at your holiday dinner table.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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