Candied Yams Recipe Soul Food?

I cook a lot, but have never cooked these. can someone please give me a good southern recipe or soul food recipe for them?
I am looking for those good homemade recipes.
Really wanna make some candied yams for thanksgiving but i have no idea where to start!
want to know some simple and delicious recipes.

asked by Hope in Cooking & Recipes | 9707 views | 11-26-2009 at 08:15 PM

The secret to cooking good food, whether it's soul food, comfort foods, anything, is putting time and effort into it. Find a recipe you'd like to try for him, and read it through a couple of times, make sure you have everything you need as far as ingredients and measures and utensils/cooking & baking supplies before you begin cooking. If you mess up, keep trying, it takes practice.

Candied Yams Recipe


* 4 pounds yams (or sweet potatoes), peeled and cut to large bite-sized pieces
* 2 cups orange juice
* 3 cups light corn syrup
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/4 cup vanilla extract
* 2 teaspoons lemon zest
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
* 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil yams until slightly underdone, to avoid breaking. Strain, cool and set aside.

In a large container whisk together orange juice, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and zest. In another bowl, whisk flour and both sugars together.

Put cooled yams in a deep baking dish, add dry ingredients and stir to coat. Pour liquid over yams and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

answered by Griffin | 11-26-2009 at 08:19 PM

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