Candied Yams ( Crock Pot)

Cassie *


I must admit, I have never tried these. I am not a sweet potato, or yams fan; but I shared this recipe with a good friend, and she swears by them. She won't use any other recipe..this recipe came from my " The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever".. I know a crock pot comes in handy when preparing big holiday dinners, and is why I am sharing this. My friend says you can't go wrong with these, she says they are absolutely delicious.

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15 Min


5 Hr 30 Min


3 1/2 to 4 lb
yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
3/4 c
packed dark brown sugar
4 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
grated or ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp
fresh orange juice
3 Tbsp
brandy, she omits, says they are great without
1 1/2 tsp
orange zest
1 c
miniature marshmallows
1/2 c
toasted pecans, she said candied pecans is what she uses

Directions Step-By-Step

Place the yams in crock pot. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange juice. Spoon over yams.
Cover and cook on the low heat setting 5 1/2 to 6 hours, stirring once, if possible, until the yams are tender.
Stir in brandy and orange zest. Sprinkle the marshmallows and pecans over the top. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer, or until the marshmallows are melted.

Serve immediately..
Notes from the book:

These yams are a yummy addition to holiday meals. Use yams with a vivid sweet orange flesh, because they cook up to a much moister texture than pale sweet potatoes, which can end up dry and crumbly.

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