Candied Yams

Total Time:
25 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 pounds yams (or sweet potatoes), peeled and cut to large bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Boil yams until slightly underdone, to avoid breaking. Strain, cool and set aside.

In a large container whisk together orange juice, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and zest. In another bowl, whisk flour and both sugars together.

Put cooled yams in a deep baking dish, add dry ingredients and stir to coat. Pour liquid over yams and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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What happened with making yams with brown sugar and butter? Every yam disaster I have ever tasted had marshmellows in them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe for Thanksgiving of 2012. My first time making or putting the recipe together for yams. I only used the items I need it from this recipe. And, the family enjoyed. It was very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Candied Yams are supposed to be thick—hence the term "candied". This recipe does not achieve that. They're extremely watery. I don't recommend this recipe at all if a thicker consistency is what you're looking for. If you do make this, you can halve the liquids as well bc it yields far too much to the potato ratio. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yum! will make this again! yes, too much liquid, but i didn't use it all...i saved some and added it to sauteed onions and julienned carrots and sauteed together till carrots were still firm but can pierce with a fork! that was great too! i too topped off my candied yams with mini marshmallows. i like the idea of the pecans or even walnuts, will try next time, tho i'll probably chop them somewhat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year and it was a huge hit, even with members if my family who do not usually like candied yams. I add halved pecans for a little added crunch and because it is how I had them growing up. I also add mini marshmallows 5 minutes before it is done so that they are nicely toasted. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS WILL BE MY FOURTH TIME MAKING THIS RECIPE FOR THE HOILDAYS.. MY FAMILY LOVES IT... I DO AGREE ITS TO MUCH LIQUID..AND IT DOES NOT THICKEN UP LIKE I WANT IT TO.. THIS TIME AROUND I WILL ADD LESS... I LOVE THE LEMON ZEST IT GIVES IT A GOOD ZING TO IT ... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and realized when I got home that the bottle of corn syrup I bought was only 1 1/2 cups and not the 3 cups the recipe called for. Well, thank goodness because it was more than enough. When I stored the leftovers I had to pour lots of liquid down the drain. I would recommend using half the sugar and corn syrup the recipe calls for and maybe less orange juice. You also need to bake it for much longer than 25 minutes even if you make yams slightly undercooked prior. Use all the ingredients and be prepared to have it in the oven for at least 45 minutes. It does taste good, but needs a measurement modification. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe today without reading the reviews and it was a big mistake. The taste was very good, but it called for way too much sugar and liquids. The flavor was good, but it had way too much liquid after cooked for the recommended time. If you wanted to try this recipe I would suggest you cut all the ingredients in half except the yams. I hope this helps! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
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