Candied Yams

Candied Yams Recipe

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Marjorie Harper


This recipe was given to me by an Alabama friend years ago. No Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is complete at our house without these candied yams. I like the convenience of cooking them on the stovetop or in an electric frying pan so the oven is available for other foods.


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15 Min
1 Hr
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  • 6 medium
    yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 c
    dark karo syrup (corn syrup)
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 lb

How to Make Candied Yams


  1. Cook the unpeeled yams in boiing water for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and cool until you can peel them. Cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Melt butter, sugar, Karo syrup, and water together in a large, heavy skillet. Lay yams cut side down in this syrup and cook on low heat turning occasionally and basting occasionally so yams can candy on both sides.
  3. Keep heat low so they do not scorch. Cook slowly until yams are tender and syrup flavor has permeated the yams. Takes abaout 30-45 minutes depending on how much you precooked your yams.

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About Candied Yams

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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