How To Make Candied Yams From Scratch?

Anyone have a homemade recipe for candied yams?
I'm looking for the recipe to make them from scratch, not the casserole.
I mainly want a good old fashioned sticky gooey crispy sugar on the edges candied yam or sweet potato recipe.

Should I add apple pie filling to my candied yams?
My wife says that if I add apple pie filling to my candied yams the taste would be amazing.
Any recipes will be appreciated.

asked by Esther in Foods | 29516 views | 11-25-2010 at 03:19 AM

It will depend upon how you are going to present the candied yams.
Candied yams can make a great addition to a Thanksgiving meal. Preparing candied yams isn't difficult and preparation and cooking times are minimal. Here is a simple & delicious way to make candied yams.
This is the recipe I use whenever I prepare candied yams.


* 6 lbs. yams (not sweet potatoes), rinsed and patted dry
* 1 1/2 C. brown sugar
* 1 1/2 stick butter
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
* 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
* 2 Tbs. light corn syrup
* dash of salt


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Place yams on baking sheet pierce with fork, bake about 45 minutes or until just fork tender. Do not over cook as they will be baked again.

Peel and slice 1/4-inch thick. Arrange in baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, add remaining ingredients and cook over medium heat until sugar has dissolved and mixture is a syrupy consistency pour over yams and bake uncovered about 30 minutes.

Candied yams make a popular side dish at the holiday table.

A video on how to prepare candied yams from scratch.

answered by Jaden | 11-25-2010 at 03:20 AM

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