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candied yams

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These tasty Southern-style Candied Yams are made in one easy skillet with a buttery brown sugar cinnamon nutmeg syrup. Easy and delicious without a lot of fuss is the name of the game here. With its sweet flavor, it is so delicious with baked ham, ham steak, roasted turkey, and roasted pork.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For candied yams

  • 3 lb
    sweet potatoes
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • ½ c
    granulated sugar
  • ½ c
    unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp
    ground ginger
  • ½ tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • ? tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
  • kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

How To Make candied yams

  • 1
    Add the sweet potatoes, brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla to a large skillet over medium heat. As the sugars and butter melt stir to combine all the ingredients and coat the potatoes.
  • 2
    Bring the mixture to a low boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Gently turn the sweet potatoes as they are cooking.
  • 3
    Turn the heat up during the last few minutes of cooking to thicken the sauce. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. For best results serve promptly.