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southern candied yams recipe
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Candied Yams| Best Baked Southern Candied Yams

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 (washed thoroughly)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½- 3 teaspoons cinnamon (can use less if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-2 pinches ground clove
  • 1 ½ - 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons real vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cut off the tips of sweet potatoes.
  • Peel and then slice into ½ thick circles.
  • Place into a 9x13 baking dish. Set side.
  • In a medium-size pot, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add sugar and stir until combined.
  • Add heavy 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 sweet potatoes.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil, baste and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Plate the candied yams using a slotted spoon. Serve immediately.

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