Candied Yams
A sophisticated twist on the traditional candied yams.
Servings: 8 -10 servings
  • 3 lb sweet potatoes , peeled and sliced crosswise in 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 orange , thinly sliced into rounds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Arrange potato slices in an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish. Overlap slightly and cover the entire dish.
  3. In a heavy medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and salt. Cook until blended and mixture is creamy. Add orange slices. Pour the mixture over the potatoes, covering entirely.
  4. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes until the top is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
  5. Source: Tyler Florence, via Better Homes and Garden Magazine, November 2010 Issue