Best Homemade Candied Yams

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb yams
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c white sugar
1 1/2 stick salted sweet cream butter
2 to 3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
Optional cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste
Optional mini marshmallows for topping

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Reyhan Sun Recipe
Lightly Salted
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (pop. 9,171)
Yonja
Member Since Nov 2011
Reyhan's notes for this recipe:
Water is not needed ~ the yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as the yams themselves give off their own juices.
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No water needed!

Peel the yams and cut into 1½ inch cubes. Place the yams in an 8 quart stock pot, cover with brown sugar, sugar, and butter. Cook over low to medium low heat until the yams are fork-tender (about 20 to 25 minutes, do not overcook). Water is not needed ~ the yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as the yams themselves give off their own juices. Do NOT add the sweetened condensed milk yet.

Once the yams are fork-tender, use a hand mixer to blend all that sugary, juicy goodness with the yams ~ No need to remove any of the liquid, it will all blend nicely.

Mix in, to taste, a couple of tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. This will give your yam mixture an ooey, gooey texture.

You may also add cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste.

Spoon into as many casserole dishes as you need, cover lightly with marshmallows and bake uncovered at 400° for about 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown and ENJOY!

NOTES:

If you double this recipe, use a really big pot, otherwise, cook time is longer.

To make this ahead of time, place the covered casserole(s) in the fridge without the marshmallows. Once you're ready to bake, first place in the microwave on low or defrost just to take the chill off and then add the marshmallows and pop it in the oven at 400°.
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user Jenny Glenn iluvoldmovies - Nov 13, 2011
If one needed to save time, could they used canned yams?
user Reyhan Sun Yonja - Nov 13, 2011
Jenny, to save time, I would suggest making this a day ahead of time, as fresh yams are always best.

If you make this ahead of time, take out of fridge, put it in the microwave on low or defrost just to take the chill off and then add the marshmallows and pop it in the oven.
user Jenny Glenn iluvoldmovies - Nov 13, 2011
That's a good idea. Thank you for your reply.
user Reyhan Sun Yonja - Nov 13, 2011
You're welcome. Enjoy!
user Reyhan Sun Yonja - Nov 18, 2012
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