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Southern Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Sweet and tender candied yams baked in a delicious buttery cinnamon syrup for that true old-fashioned flavor!
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword brown sugar, candied, sweet potatoes, syrup, yams
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author divas can cook

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • couple dashes ground clove
  • 1 ½ - 1 tablespoon real maple
  • ½ tablespoon real vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Wash and dry yams.
  • Cut off the the tips of yams.
  • Peel yams.
  • Slice yams into ½ thick circles
  • Place into a 12 x 9 casserole dish. Set side
  • In a medium size pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add sugar and stir until well blended
  • Add whipping cream and stir until creamy.
  • Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, maple, and vanilla extract.
  • TASTE THE MIXTURE AND MAKE SURE IT TASTES YUMMY. ADD MORE SPICES IF NEEDED.
  • Pour mixture over yams.
  • Cover with foil and back for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  • Plate and spoon syrupy sauce over the yams. Serve immediately.

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