Candied Yam Souffle

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 large (40-ounce) cans large yams or sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar marshmallow topping
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and pecans. Simmer for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, place drained yams in a large bowl and mash finely with a potato masher (leaving some chunked pieces). Pour sugar/pecan mixture over yams. Stir until combined thoroughly. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg. Transfer to a metal pie pan. Top with marshmallow topping. Bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees F. Remove from the oven and raise the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake for an additional 10 minutes at 400 degrees F to brown the top, watching carefully to keep from over-browning.


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I make this dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas It is SO GOOD..One of those dishes the whole family always looks forward to...Love it Sandra ..Thank You item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this reciped for the last two Thanksgivings. It's the best sweet potato recipe we've ever had and SOOOOO easy. When I have a lot of dishes to prepare, I'm relieved at how simple and foolproof this always turns out. Yams out of a can are as fast as you can get, and the marshmallow fluff topping always looks beautiful, no matter how sloppy I think I spread it on. And, this is the only dish my niece will eat. If you need a quick and easy good side dish, this is a wonderful bet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious. I made it without the pecans though, but still awesome! Thanks!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was simple to make and tastes amazing!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A very simple recipe with delicious results!! The whole family loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. I made this for Thanksgiving my first year cooking. Was a hit! I just didnt include the nuts since there were people with allergies visiting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great side. Had it for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious loveeee da yams item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and very delicious. It was a bit sweet, but that's why I liked it so much. The marshmallow crust on top was so pretty. Will definitely make this again (maybe with a tad less brown sugar)!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time for Thanksgiving Dinner and it won rave reviews from all of my diners from the oldest down to the youngest. I love Sandra Lee, and as a mom of three almost all my mels are semi-homemade! People thought I was up all night peeling and slicing yams, when in fact they were fresh out the can! I gave this recipe 5 stars, it was delicious, and so easy to make..Thanks again Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use to make this dish off hand and it came out good. Following your recipe convinced me that cooking is not only fun & easy but tasty! I made this dish for Thanksgiving...what a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
If I don't want to use the canned yams, how many fresh yams would this recipe require? item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this for Christmas dinner. It was a huge hit! And yes, it does call for two 40 oz cans - which makes it super easy to prepare. The only change I made was to use marshmallows instead of the marshmallow creme the recipe calls for. I read some reviews prior to preparing the reipe that mentioned it was really sweet. I thought using large marshmallows would be easy, slightly less sweet and easier to "scrape off" for those that didn't want that much sweetness. And honestly, I think the dish would be fine without it. My husband even liked it and he is not a sweet potato/yam kind of guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a nice alternative to the Candied yams I usually make. At my daughters request I searched for a recipe that would include marshmellows. This was wonderful and everyone enjoyed it. I used fresh yams and chose not to use the pecans. Very easy to make even when using fresh yams. I'm sure my daughter will always request this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought I remembered when I saw her make this she only used 1 large 40 oz can. Is this a recipe print error or am I wrong. I made it both ways and the one can worked better I thought. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night for Thanksgiving and they were a huge success! I didn't have the pecans since it was a last minute thing I did but used real marshmallows instead. HUGE success. New recipe for making these that is so easy, my husband could do it! Thanks Sandra for the new family holiday recipe tradition! Doing these again - by request - for Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, and everyone liked it. It was super simple to make. I love the crunch on of the pecans inside the dish, and the toasted marshmellow on top was delicious. The marshmellow fluff was a bit messy, so next time I make this, I'll use real marshmellows instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every year for Thanksgiving. I make it with fresh sweet potatoes, though. I just boil and mash them. My whole family LOVES this recipe. It's definitely a favorite. It's like a dessert, it's so sweet and yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always done this but in a frying pan without mashing the yams. This was so simple and will free up so much time for me during the holidays. We absolutely love this recipe and will be using it often. Thank you Sandra Lee for helping this stay at home, homeschooling mommy of four to save time and still have wonderful meals for my family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I enjoyed this recipe very much. It was easy to cut in half. I did use alittle less sugar and not as much cream. Everyone enjoyed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone thought this one was great and so did I. I didn't have the marshmallow topping so I used mini marshmallows and it worked out great. I will keep this one for sure because it was so easy to prepare and the taste was wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and such a yummy sweet side dish. Even those who are not yam lovers (like me) will like it if they give it a taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe-the combination is new for me. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this way too sweet and I thought the bits of nut were out of place. I expect souffles to be smooth. Will not make again. Hope no one tries this for a major holiday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great side dish any time of the year item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made for Thanksgiving last year in hopes that it would take the place of our traditional yams with marshmellows on the top. The top was the only part everyone everyone ate. This Souffle came out pefect. I couldn't be happier. A few of my family members hate yams but couldn't resist this recipe. I was creamy and had the right amount of flavor. The nuts gave the right amount of crunchyness. I hardly had enough to take home for leftovers. You can make this for Christmas and have a little fun with it and add red or green food coloring to the marshmellow fluff. No more plain yam casserol where the marshmellow is the only thing everyone eats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this it recipe it was easy and was so good even my kids loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Because the canned yams are already sweetened, this is too sweet with 1c of brown sugar. Use about 1/2c instead. Also, it's much better if you put real mini marshmallows on top instead of the gooey jar kind of topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe exactly as it states except I added the marshmallow cream the last 10min of cooking. Everyone loved it, even my daughter who doesn't like yams. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like my yams sweet and this recipe didnt quite cut it for me. It was wasy to make though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
only rate this fair. I followed the recipe, but the canned potatoes seemed stringy. The topping was crunchy, but hard to dish out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We absolutely hated this recipe. The first foodnetwork recipe that was almost not edible. The potatoes were bland/sweet, the pecans too crunchy, and the marshmallow fluff - well, too gooey - and too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was expecting this to be really heavy and sweet but mine came out very light and airy and not overly sweet. I'm going to use a different recipe next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was the first time i made candied yams and it turned out great. It was a crowd pleaser. Really easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never cared much for sweet potatoes, but this receipe is GREAT... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was afraid it would be too sweet with the marshmallow topping so I made it without it. I didn't add the pecans either. It was like having mashed potatoes but it was good. The only problem I had was when adding the sugar/butter mixture over the yams. The brown sugar began to harden immediately. I don't know why! It's a super easy recipe. My son asked me to make again for Thanksgiving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The mashed yams tasted great, but next time I will substitute the jar of marshmallow topping (too sweet for may taste) with a layer of mini marshmallows. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe has become a staple to our thanksgiving dinners. it is easy and delish! love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my kids thought it was way too sweet. The texture is more like mashed potatoes than a souffle. Won't make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweet like pie filling. Not a good side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for thanks giving and it was so good i had to make it for christmas too. then by the time easter came around my family was asking for it, so this will probably be something we make every year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Souffles are supposed to be light, but this was very, very heavy. Probably should be called a casserole and not a souffle. It had no discernable flavor except SWEET and the sweetness was not subtle -- it clubbed you into submission. My kids liked it but the adults wouldn't touch it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A friend brought the Candied Yam Souffle to a large party consisting of couples and singles aged 20-somethings to 60-somethings. We ALL asked for the recipe! Never have I seen a dish be so popular to such a diverse group! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think it's a tradition somewhere to serve sweet potatoes so so sweet but it was little too much for our pallets. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dense and heavy. Missing the 'souffle'-like qualities I was looking for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved by the whole family! (i halved the amount of nuts, so that there would be miniaml "Crunch" but, that's just MY family! Def going to make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
super easy and delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
There wasn't enough depth of flavor for my taste. I think with a little work, this recipe could become much better. However, just because it tastes mediocre does not mean it's the end of the world, as some of these other chefs seem to think!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this at Christmas last year and was told it was the best they'd ever had! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great. although since my husband didn't arrive home from work on time the marshmellows fell so it didn't look as pretty but it still tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ingredients in this yell SWEET!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was a great dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a tasty dish. Very sweet but tasty. I am partial to nuts, so I loved the addition of them!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
like something Crabman would make on Earl item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a big hit, I like it better than the fresh sweet potatoes. I want make anything else. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's all about a dense, sweet casserole, people! If you want a light side dish, look up another recipe. This one is for you traditionalists that want the sweet, heavy yam and marshmallow hot dish that Grandma made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We tried this for Thanksgiving and it was such a hit that I'm making it for Christmas as well. It can cook a long time with the Turkey but wait to put the marshmallow on, otherwise it disappears. We also added some thinly sliced apple for a secret treat :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love sweets, so this hit the spot with me! Use the best canned yams you can find....some aren't that good. We enjoyed this dish a lot, but if you don't have a sweet tooth than better not make it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved these..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
But my kids loved it, LOL! Zero stars from the grown ups and 5 from the kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
whole family did item not reviewed by moderator and published
BEST!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this with half the butter and half the sugar and NO marshmallow cream or marshmallows for that matter. As you can imagine, it was perfectly rich and sweet with my modifications and so much less over-the-top. I used Sandra as an inspiration and executed her idea with a little of my own common sense. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm straight. These yams were good. I liked them and family even commented on how good this dish was. I do love the ideas on this show.......lol For the most part, they've worked out great, and this recipe is an example. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love yams, but this recipe was gross. Don't serve this to anyone you actually care about. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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