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candied yams ( crock pot)

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

I must admit, I have never tried these. I am not a sweet potato, or yams fan; but I shared this recipe with a good friend, and she swears by them. She won't use any other recipe..this recipe came from my " The Best Slow Cooker Cookbook Ever".. I know a crock pot comes in handy when preparing big holiday dinners, and is why I am sharing this. My friend says you can't go wrong with these, she says they are absolutely delicious.

(4 ratings)
yield 8 -12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For candied yams ( crock pot)

  • 3 1/2 to 4 lb
    yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3/4 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    grated or ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    brandy, she omits, says they are great without
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    orange zest
  • 1 c
    miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 c
    toasted pecans, she said candied pecans is what she uses

How To Make candied yams ( crock pot)

  • 1
    Place the yams in crock pot. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange juice. Spoon over yams.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on the low heat setting 5 1/2 to 6 hours, stirring once, if possible, until the yams are tender.
  • 3
    Stir in brandy and orange zest. Sprinkle the marshmallows and pecans over the top. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer, or until the marshmallows are melted. Serve immediately..
  • 4
    Notes from the book: These yams are a yummy addition to holiday meals. Use yams with a vivid sweet orange flesh, because they cook up to a much moister texture than pale sweet potatoes, which can end up dry and crumbly.