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Candied Yams Recipe

Candied Yams Recipe

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  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Deliciously sweet Candied Yams Recipe that will make your holiday dinner amazing! Just roast fresh sweet potatoes and roast in candied topping!


Units Scale
  • 8 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 c. canola oil
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 c. Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. All spice
  • 1/3 c. pecan pieces
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes in medium chunks and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with canola oil and toss to coat evenly. Spread in a 9X13 rectangle casserole dish. Baked for 45 minutes to an hour. Potatoes should be fork tender.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, sugar, and molasses. Whisk on medium heat until well mixed. The mixture will begin to caramelize, about 5 minutes. Next add, the bourbon, cinnamon, and allspice, whisk for another 3 minutes. Once the sauce begins to bubble slightly, pour on top of the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the sweet potatoes and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 25 minutes. Leave the aluminum foil over the dish until ready to serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 90 mins