Candied Yams are a classic Thanksgiving side dish made from yams/garnet sweet potatoes and loaded with butter, sugar, honey, and spices.
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Candied Yams

Candied Yams are a classic Thanksgiving side dish made from yams/garnet sweet potatoes and loaded with butter, sugar, honey, and spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied sweet potatoes, candied yams
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel and slice the yams/sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch rounds, making sure they are evenly sliced for even baking, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, honey, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and vanilla. Add in the sliced yams/sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Transfer the potatoes and any additional sugar mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and peel back the foil and stir the potatoes. Place the foil back over the top of the pan and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until yams are fork-tender.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to sit for 100 to 15 minutes before serving.

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Notes

  • With¬†Marshmallows: Once the yams are done cooking, sprinkle mini marshmallows over the top of them and then put under the broiler for a couple of minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 633mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 26030IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.2mg