Candied Yams Recipe- Good Ol' Down Home Cookin'

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Nov. 17, 2016

Winter and holiday time means only one thing, it's time for some soul food. These candied yams are perfect for your family and friends.


Yam 8 Pound , peeled, washed, & cut into 1 inch to 1½ inch cubes ((Jumbo))
Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) , melted
Granulated sugar 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Light brown sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) ((lightly packed))
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Honey 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Orange zest 1 Tablespoon
Pure vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
Ground nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1/2 Teaspoon
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Roasted pecans To Taste , chopped ((optional))



1. Preheat oven 375 degrees.


2. Place the cut yams into a large baking dish or roasting pan.

3. Pour in the butter, sugar, brown sugar, salt, honey, orange zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir the yams to coat.

4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Use a fork to poke one of the yam cubes. The fork should have some resistance going in.

5. Remove the foil, spoon out about ½ cup of the syrup from the yams and pour it into a bowl with the flour. Whisk it vigorously until smooth. Pour the flour mixture over the yams and gently stir to combine.

6. Continue to bake the yams uncovered for about an hour or so, or until syrup is thickened and the yams are very tender.

(Note: Depending on the cut and size of the yams the cooking time can vary.)


7. Once done, top with pecans (optional) and serve. Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 105 Minutes
Ready In: 105 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2109Calories from Fat 419

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 48 g73.8%

Saturated Fat 29 g145%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 576 mg24%

Total Carbohydrates 416 g138.7%

Dietary Fiber 39 g156%

Sugars 158 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet