Candied Yams Recipe

Candied Yams are a sweet and savory side dish made from yams (a type of sweet potato), butter, brown sugar, and spices.

Candied Yams is typically served during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it's also enjoyed year-round.Candied Yams are the perfect side dish to complement savory mains like roasted turkey or ham, and they also make a great dessert when topped with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour


  • 4 medium-sized yams (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Peel and cut the yams into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Place the yams in a large pot and cover with water.
  4. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the yams are tender.
  5. Drain the yams and transfer them to a large baking dish.
  6. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  7. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the melted butter, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the spices are well combined.
  8. Pour the glaze over the yams, making sure to coat them evenly.
  9. Bake the yams in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the glaze is bubbly and the yams are caramelized on the outside.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 231
  • Total Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Sodium: 94mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 39.3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugars: 26.1g
  • Protein: 1.2g

Candied Yams are a classic Southern dish that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. The combination of sweet and savory flavors is sure to please any palate, and the tender yams are perfectly complemented by the rich, caramelized glaze. This dish is a great addition to any holiday feast, but it's also a wonderful side dish for any meal throughout the year. Whether you're an experienced cook or a beginner in the kitchen, Candied Yams are a must-try dish that you won't be able to resist!