Candied Yams Recipe

Candied Yams Recipe


Candied yams recipes are a popular dish in the United States made from sweet potatoes that are cooked in a sweet, buttery glaze until tender and caramelized.


Serving Size: 4

Approx Calories: 1,540 calories

Cooking time: 45 min


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp 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

Candied Yams Recipe


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into 3/4-inch thick pieces.
  2. In a pot, melt the butter and margarine. Add the sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Add the sweet potato slices to the pot and stir to coat them in the syrup. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot.
  4. Cook the sweet potatoes on low heat for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until they become candied. The potatoes should be tender but slightly firm around the edges.
  5. Serve the candied yams hot.



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