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Yummy Candied Yams Recipe
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Yummy Candied Yams

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"Yams for the holidays, in a thick syrup, very sweet and delightful. Top with a dash of cinnamon, if you like!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, place potatoes in water. Top with butter and sugar, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, without stirring, until mixture is thick and syrupy, 40 minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly as it cools. Remove from heat and serve warm.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2007

I just eliminated the water. They will make thier own. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon,a dash of nutmeg and 2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2003

The flavor was alright, not the best I've had, and there was too much liquid. It wasn't a "syrup" as it never thickened. The yams were just floating in loads of liquid. I won't make this again.

Dec 24, 2003

My mother-in-law wanted yams for Easter dinner, so I made this recipe. I didn't get syrupy and thick in the pan, I cooked it for about 45 mins. and the yams were done but there was no syrup - just water and seasonings. So - I put it in a corning ware dish and popped it in the oven with all the liquid. I let it cook at 400 degress for about 40 mins. and it turned out great!! Everyone loved it and said they hope I make it for Thanksgiving! I added a small amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and swirled some molasses on top while it was cooking! It was a true success !!

Nov 23, 2006

I cooked the potatoes on the stove first. Then I put them in the oven with the sugars and butter. I too used 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of white sugar. That is the only thing that I changed about this recipe. It was a hit with my family!

Nov 26, 2005

I cooked the potatoes on the stove first, then cooked them in the oven and added nutmeg and cinnamon to the syrup. These were a hit and just like mom used to make when I was a kid. Thanks Pamela!

Jul 03, 2005

These always come out great. I leave the pieces of sweet potato bigger than what I'd consider a "cube" because otherwise they disintegrate.

Jan 06, 2007

This is momma’s recipe! If you want the candied yams to be more syrupy, decease the water to 1/4 cup, you really don’t need as much as the recipe states.

Feb 27, 2006

These were outstanding. I must have used four really big yams, because it looked like there was hardly any water in the saucepan, so I added more and ended up with a lot of the syrupy stuff at the end, but thats was alright....I just added some more cubed yams and cooked them again. I also used half brown sugar and half white sugar and mixed the yams at the end with a hand mixture for a smoother consistency. Maybe I am just partial to butter and sugar...but these were terrific and easy to make. Thanks!!


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  • Calories
  • 446 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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