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Cinnamon Candied Yams

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These candied yams are prepared with yams or sweet potatoes. Cooked by boiling along with sugar, orange juice, raisins, orange and lemon slices along with cinnamon and nutmeg, the candied yams are simmered to finish and can be served as desired.
  Yams/Sweet potatoes 2 Pound (6 Medium Ones)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange slices 2 (Thin Slices)
  Lemon slices 2 (Thin Slices)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon

Scrub yams or sweet potatoes and peel.
Cut off woody portions and ends.
Cut into 2 inch pieces.
In a 4 quart Dutch oven melt butter or margarine over medium heat.
Stir in orange juice, sugar, brown sugar, raisins, water, orange slices, lemon slices, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Add yams or sweet potatoes.
Bring to boiling over high heat.
Reduce heat to low.
Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or till yams are just tender.
Uncover and simmer about 15 minutes more or till yams are glazed, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2617 Calories from Fat 424

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g74.5%

Saturated Fat 29.7 g148.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121 mg40.3%

Sodium 135.3 mg5.6%

Total Carbohydrates 546 g182%

Dietary Fiber 41.6 g166.4%

Sugars 274.6 g

Protein 18 g35.9%

Vitamin A 63.3% Vitamin C 484.8%

Calcium 34.8% Iron 41.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cinnamon Candied Yams Recipe