Southern Candied Yams Recipe


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When fall and winter come around, I know I can always look forward to one things more than anything else: food. 


Specifically, candied yams: the ultimate holiday dessert. I would eat them every day if I could. Since it’s the season, we can indulge a little and eat this classic side dish here and there.

I found the best recipe for candied yams ever, so buckle your seatbelts for all of the deliciousness that’s about to ensue.

These buttery, sweet, silky and tender, these candied yams will be a hit no matter where you serve them.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 medium sized yams
  • 8 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup…

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As for assembly, you’ll want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Then, peel and chop your yams, into about 1/2″ chunks, and place them in a 9×13″ baking dish. Set them aside. In a sauce pan, begin melting your butter– the secret to perfect candied yams.

The butter is really what sets this recipe apart. You know what they say: more butter, more better.

Once your butter is melted, add in your white and brown sugar, then…

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What’s your favorite way to cook candied yams?