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Candied Yams

August 20, 2021 1 min read

Candied Yams


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


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.


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