Candied Yam Recipes

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Candied yams are a wonderful sweet treat that many families enjoy during the holiday season. This tasty side dish is a perfect addition to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This page contains candied yam recipes.


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These are great for a holiday get together or any time. I prefer to use the dark Karo syrup over the light, but either one can be used. Very sweet and good!


  • 6 medium yams or 2 (17 oz.) cans
  • 1/2 cup Karo syrup (dark or light)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Arrange yams in single layer in 9x13 inch baking dish. In heavy 2 qt. saucepan combine remaining ingredients. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Pour over yams and bake in 325 degree F oven for 30 minutes, basting frequently.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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  • 1 large can or 2 small cans yams
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup coconut
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. margarine, melted


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place drained yams in ungreased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend well. Sprinkle over yams. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

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I saw a recipe for Candy Yams here not too long ago, I didn't have time to copy it at the time. Would someone please repost it?
Thank you.

By Paulette from Phoenix, AZ

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  • 1- 24 oz. can yams (Bruce's)
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar and/or maple syrup
  • 1 cup small marshmallows



Open a can of Bruce's Yams into a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Add margarine, brown sugar and or maple syrup, then top with small marshmallows. Bake in 325 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

I'm typing this with my memory. I might be wrong about the brown sugar amount and even the oven temperature. You can also check the Web and type in Google for the recipe you're looking for.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By Rachelle from Denver, CO

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April 15, 2010

Small amount of margarine and orange juice give these yams lots of flavor but little fat.


  • 3 medium yams (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
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  • 1 tsp flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp orange peel
  • 1 tsp soft tub margarine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


Cut yams in half and boil until tender, but firm (about 20 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into 1/4-inch thickness.

Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel. Place half of the sliced yams in a medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture. Dot with half the amount of margarine. Add a second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the same order as above. Add orange juice.

Bake uncovered in oven preheated to 350 degree F for 20 minutes.

Makes 6 servings--Serving size: 1/4 cup

Calories 110
Fat less than 1 g
Saturated fat less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 115 mg

Candied Yams


  • 8 large sweet potatoes, boiled in jackets, or 2 small cans yams + 1 large can yams placed in shallow pan
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  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup syrup from can or water
  • 1 stick butter
  • pecans


Combine water or syrup from can, sugars, and butter; bring to a boil to thicken. Pour over yams. Bake 1 hour in 350 degrees F oven; baste often. Last 15 minutes, add pecans; baste.

Garnishes: Sprinkle with crushed pineapple. Add 3 tablespoons pineapple juice to baste. Use oranges, add 3 tablespoons orange juice to baste. Add coconut. Add marshmallows. Add sliced apples.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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