Preheat oven to 350 F.
Wash and dry yams.
Cut off the the tips of 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.