Reyhan Sun Recipe

Candied Yams from Scratch

By Reyhan Sun Yonja


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

Reyhan's Story

Water is not needed ~ the yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as the yams themselves give off their own juices.

Ingredients

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
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No water needed!

Peel the yams and cut into 3/4 inch slices. 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 masher or hand mixer to blend all that sugary, juicy goodness with the yams ~ No need to remove any of the liquid, it will all blend perfectly.

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 a casserole dish and cover lightly with marshmallows and bake uncovered at 350° until the marshmallows are a light 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 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 350°.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #homemade


  • Comments

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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
    I shared a photo of this recipe.
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