Festive Candied Yams

User Avatar
Member since 2008

Serves Feeds 8 | Prep Time Approx. 15 min. | Cook Time Approx 70 min.


- 4 large red skinned sweet potatoes (yams), peeled, cut into 1" round pieces
- 5 tbsp. butter
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Heat oven to 375ºF.

Arrange yams in 13 x 9 glass pan.

Combine sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg in saucepan over med. heat.

Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Pour over yams evenly, toss to coat.

Cover dish tightly with foil.

Bake 50 min., then uncover.

Bake again until yams are tender and syrup thickens slightly, basting occasionally, about 20 min.

Remove yams from oven, increase oven temp. to 500ºF. (broil)

Top yams with marshmallows and nuts.

Return to oven and bake until marshmallows melt and brown, about 3 min. (uncovered)

Pairs Well With


I make this dish every year at Christmas and Thanksgiving and it's been a hit with my family every time, they're always impressed!

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana