Candied Yams or Sweet Potatoes

This is another REALLY EASY dish our family has made since before I began cooking!!  It is often made at Easter or with an pork or poultry main dish.  Everyone loves it and is a no brainier!!  When reheating be sure to add additional marshmallows and stick under the broiler to brown them.  Watch them disappear!!  I am sorry not to have a "just before serving photograph" but they were snatched up and served before I knew it.

3-5 sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, chunked and boiled in salted water until tender or 1-2 cans canned sweet potatoes or yams drained of liquids
1 - 1 1/2 C. dark brown sugar
cooking spray
1/4 C. butter
1 t. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a shallow flat baking dish with cooking spray and add the drained cool potatoes.  Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar and dot with butter.

Adjust the amounts of brown sugar and butter to the amount of sweet potatoes you are making. 

Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake about 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.  The liquids should have melted together and formed a dark thick syrup that clings to the potatoes when they are turned.  You may serve like this or top with marshmallows and brown them a few minutes under the broiler.  You may also spread with marshmallow cream or fluff and brown the top.  It's all good.

We also love Sweet Potato  Pecan Casserole and often make both at the same meal.  This recipe was given on 11/11/10


cln18125 said...

I tried this recipe yesterday with my sister after finding a bag of yams on sale. It was delicious! We did all the prepping in advance, but we didn't bake it in the oven until time for dinner. It made enough for each of us to have two small casserole dishes of yams. These were a hit with hubby, who loves good Southern cooking. I liked them as well :)

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Unknown said...

This recipe is a hit at every family get together! My family always remembers this dish and requests me to make it every time :-)

Laura F said...

This turned out really well and everyone loved it. The only thing that I did differently was I mixed the cinnamon in with the brown sugar instead of just sprinkling it on top.