Candied Yams From Scratch

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Reyhan Sun

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Water is not needed. The yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as the yams themselves give off their own juices.

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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.

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Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

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Serves:
12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    yams
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 1 1/2 stick
    salted butter
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    sweetened condensed milk
  • Optional
    1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Optional
    mini marshmallows for topping

How to Make Candied Yams From Scratch

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel the yams and cut into 3/4 inch slices.
  2. Place the yams in an 8 quart stock pot. Cover with brown sugar, sugar, and butter.
  3. Cook over low to medium-low heat until the yams are fork-tender (about 20 to 25 minutes, do not overcook). Water is not needed ~ the yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as the yams themselves give off their own juices. Do not add the sweetened condensed milk yet.
  4. Once the yams are fork-tender, use a masher or hand mixer to blend all that sugary, juicy goodness with the yams. No need to remove any of the liquid, it will all blend perfectly.
  5. Mix in, to taste, a couple of tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. This will give your yam mixture an ooey, gooey texture.
  6. You may also add cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste.
  7. Spoon into a casserole dish.
  8. Cover lightly with marshmallows.
  9. Bake uncovered at 350 F for about 25-30 minutes or until the marshmallows are a light golden brown.
  10. 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.

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About Candied Yams From Scratch

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids
Hashtags: #homemade #Candied #yam



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