Whole roasted Yams w/ Maple-allspice butter

Deb Crane

By
@songchef

This is super easy and it is wonderful! I have made the yams whole, and sometimes I cut them into either halves or chunks. I have also made these "twice baked" By baking the yams,cutting them in half, taking out the filling, blending the filling with the seasoned butter,stuffing it back into the shell and heat them up again. Serve with additional seasoned butter. Yum!
Did you know that Yams contain more natural sugar than sweet potatoes and have a higher moisture content? Sweet potatoes can also be used with success.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
room temperature butter
1/4 c
maple syrup
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
allspice
small yams (or sweet potatoes)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all the ingredients except for the whole yams (or sweet potatoes) Butter can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Bring to room temp before serving.
2
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Pierce yams (sweet potatoes) with a fork all over.Wrap them in aluminum foil. Set them on a rack in oven. Make one yam per guest if they are smaller in size, or cut in half after baking.
Bake until tender, about an hour.
3
Cut a cross shape on top of yams. Using an oven mitt, squeeze yam gently in from sides, forcing to open. Spoon 1 Tablespoon of prepared butter into each yam.

Serve and pass remaining butter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Potatoes, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy