Comfortable Yams (or Carrots, Squash)

Lieren Cavanaugh


This recipe came from my brain several years ago, and it's earned raves from most everyone who's tried it ever since... hope you agree!

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
30 Min


4 large can(s)
yams or carrots
1 c
dark brown sugar
1 stick
butter, unsalted
2 oz
southern comfort
1 c
ginger ale
1/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
ginger, ground
1/4 tsp
mace, ground
1/4 tsp
cardamom, ground
1/4 tsp
cloves, ground
1/4 tsp
white pepper, ground
1/4 tsp
sea salt, fine
1/4 tsp
orange zest
1/8 tsp
cumin, ground


1Drain yams or carrots, pour into microwave safe bowl or large casserole dish. Of course, you can use fresh veggies - just roast and peel them as you normally would first!
2Combine vanilla, ginger ale and Southern Comfort.
3Combine all dry ingredients.
4Add dry ingredients to liquid, mix until dissolved.
5Cut butter into cubes and distribute evenly over yams or carrots.
6Pour mixture over yams or carrots, fold to coat.
7Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes or microwave on high for 10 minutes until bubbling.
8Let stand a few minutes before serving. Can top with mini-marshmallows if desired.
9The sauce is more versatile than I thought. Recently I've discovered it's fantastic as an addition to barbeque sauce, a dipping sauce, some pie recipes (awesome with pumpkin), a glaze for some meats and it will also work with other veggies. Be adventurous!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American