Classic Candied Yams

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Candied Yams

The Classic Candied Yams recipe is made with fresh yams and a sweet and sticky citrus sauce cooked to perfection. This version gets an added kick from bourbon! These yams are the perfect complement to a plate full of savory dishes like the Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes and the Best Beef Tenderloin.

Candied Yams
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Servings8servings
Prep Time10min
Cook Time1 hr30 min
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter plus more for pan
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional
  • 5 medium sweet potatoes about 3 lb.
  • Pinch nutmeg or other spices
  • Pinch kosher salt
Servings8servings
Prep Time10min
Cook Time1 hr30 min
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter plus more for pan
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional
  • 5 medium sweet potatoes about 3 lb.
  • Pinch nutmeg or other spices
  • Pinch kosher salt
Recipe Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Butter a medium baking dish.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, combine sugar, orange juice, butter, cinnamon stick, bourbon if using, nutmeg, and salt. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until it has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. When reduced, remove and discard cinnamon stick.
  3. Meanwhile, prep potatoes: Peel potatoes and slice into 1/2" rounds, then layer in prepared baking dish. Pour thickened syrup over potatoes and cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake about 50 minutes to 1 hour more, basting with sauce every 15 minutes.
  5. Let cool slightly before serving.

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