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Candied Yams

August 20, 2021 1 min read

Candied Yams

INGREDIENTS:


4 medium-large yams/sweet potatoes (or about 3 lbs)

½ cup salted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ tbsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp ground cloves

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp vanilla extract


INSTRUCTIONS:


1) Clean, peel, and slice the sweet potatoes. (You may opt to boil them for 5-10 minutes in water with a pinch of salt before baking to decrease the baking time.)

2) Arrange the sliced sweet potatoes in a large baking dish or pan. 

3) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

4) Melt butter in a pot on medium heat. Add the sugars, spices, salt, and vanilla and mix until well combined. It should only take a couple minutes.

5) Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and mix to coat well.

6) Cover the candied yams and bake for about 1hr+15min to 1.5hrs or until tender to your liking, basting every 20 minutes. (Note: If you opted to parboil the sweet potatoes, it’ll need less oven time. Just check them whenever you baste.)

7) Remove from the oven to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Enjoy!



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