Grandma’s Candied Yams

Grandma’s Candied Yams are sweet potatoes baked with lots of love.
The potatoes are baked in butter, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon spices. 

 

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In the south candied yams are like a dessert and a side dish at the same time. They are sweet, buttery and full of spice.

I love to eat yams with greens, cornbread and fried chicken. Talking about a winning combination.

Grandma's Candied YamsGrandma’s Candied Yams

You will need:

  • Large yams/sweet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla

Grandma's Candied Yams

Grandma’s Candied Yams

 

Steps to make this recipe:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut all of the skin from the potatoes, slice them into about 1/2 thick slices and rinse them thoroughly. 

Place the yams in a baking dish and add the vanilla flavoring. Then season the yams with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. 

Using your fingers, massage the seasonings throughout all of the yams. 

 

Cover the potatoes with foil and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the yams are fork-tender, but not falling apart.

Then, remove the yams from the oven, add the butter slices throughout the baking dish, recover and place back into the oven to allow the butter to melt.

Remove the yams from the oven and spoon the butter over the yams until all of the potatoes have been moistened.

Grandma's Candied Yams

Grandma’s Candied Yams

 

Cooking is very intuitive…

If your yams seem like they are a little dry, just add a few teaspoons of water or a little butter and place the foil back over them for a few minutes.

If they are not sweet enough for your taste, just add more sugar and place them back in the oven for a few minutes.

 

The recipe may appear to call for quite a bit of sugar, but if you know anything about candied yams, you have to use quite a bit of sugar to become what is considered sweet for a candied yam.

Candied yams aren’t as hard to get right as they may seem. All it takes is a little practice.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Red Beans and Sauage

The Best Southern Fried Cabbage

 

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Grandma's Candied Yams
Grandma's candied yams are sweet potatoes baked with lots of love. The potatoes are baked in butter, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon spices.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied yams, sweet potatoes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ashley Frederick

Ingredients

  • 2 large yams sliced
  • 4 tbsps of butter- sliced
  • 1 c of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsps of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut all of the skin from the potatoes, slice them into about 1/2 thick slices and rinse them thoroughly. 
  • Place the yams In a baking dish and add the vanilla flavoring.  
  • Then season the yams with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. 
  • Using your fingers, massage the seasonings throughout all of the yams. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the yams are fork-tender, but not falling apart. 
  • Remove them from the oven, add the butter slices throughout the baking dish, recover and place the yams back in the oven to allow the butter to melt.
  • Remove the yams from the oven and spoon the butter over the yams until all of the potatoes have been moistened.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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