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.