Candied Yams From Scratch
Blue Ribbon Recipe
Do you ever wonder why Grandma's dishes taste so much better? They are usually made from scratch. These from scratch candied yams are so good and have that old-fashioned flavor we all crave during the holidays. These yams are creamy and full of flavor. Sweetened condensed milk adds a creaminess that's a little different than traditional candied yams. If you like cinnamon and nutmeg, definitely add them. We loved the flavor it gives the yams. Fairly easy to make, you can make them ahead of time and pop them in the oven right before serving.
Note: When cooking the sweet potatoes, make sure to stir and watch them. Otherwise, they will burn on the bottom of the pan. The Test Kitchen
3/4 cbrown sugar
3/4 cwhite sugar
1 1/2 sticksalted butter
2 to 3 Tbspsweetened condensed milk
Optionalcinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste
Optionalmini marshmallows for topping
How to Make Candied Yams From Scratch
- 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. Then pop it in the oven at 350 F to cook.