Recipe courtesy of Rhea P Smith

Candied Yams

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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4 pounds yams (or sweet potatoes), peeled and cut into 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Boil yams until slightly underdone, to avoid breaking. Strain, cool and set aside.
  3. In a large container whisk together orange juice, corn syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and zest. In another bowl, whisk flour and both sugars together.
  4. 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.