Miss Robbie’s Candied Yams Recipe



3 large sweet potatoes

2 tbs margarine

1 1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 1/2 cups water


1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in half the long way (tip to tip), then cut each half into 3/4 inch slices.

2. Melt the butter and margarine in a pot. add sugar, nutmeg cinnamon, vanilla, and water and bring to a boil.

3. Add sweet potatoes to pot and stir. Reduce heat to low and cover.

4. Cook for about 45 minutes to an hour or until potatoes are “candied. They should be tender but a little hard around the edge. Serve hot.


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