Southern Baked Candied Yams

Southern Baked Candied Yams

“These Melt In Your Mouth Candied Yams Have Just The Right Amount Of Sweetness With The Perfect Hint Of Spice To Keep Your Palette Craving For More!!!”


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4.62 from 13 votes

Southern Baked Candied Yams

These Melt In Your Mouth Southern Baked Candied Yams Have Just The Right Amount Of Sweetness With The Perfect Hint Of Spice To Keep Your Palette Craving For More!!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Southern Baked Candied Yams

Ingredients

  • Ingredients Needed
  • 5 medium sized sweet yams peeled, washed, cut into pieces
  • 7 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Using low-medium heat add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar to deep skillet. Quickly stir to combine the butter and sugar.
  • Add nutmeg, ground cinnamon, allspice, ground ginger and pure vanilla extract. Continue stirring to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Allow candied mixture to come to a slow simmer, before turning the stove top off.
  • Remove candied yam mixture and pour onto yams (sweet potatoes).
  • Cover with aluminum foil. Place into preheated 350°F oven and allow to bake for about 35 -40 minutes on each side.
  • Uncover and rotate yams to allow even baking and candied syrup distribution.
  • After a total of about 1 hour to 1hour 15 minutes. Be sure to check on yams to test desired tenderness.
  • Enjoy!!!


57 thoughts on “Southern Baked Candied Yams”

  • I appreciate your recipe, however, instead of saying 4 pounds of potatoes, please name the number of potatoes that you used everybody does not have a scale inside the kitchen so how many potatoes equal 4 pounds. I deathly plan to use your recipe For Christmas

    A New View,
    Thanks

    • 5 stars
      It is hard sometimes to figure out the ratio that will equal to 4 pounds of raw sweet potatoes since the scale is at the fruit market or store. So, the answer is weigh them, and mark on bag the quantity approximate number. Every quantity differs by size, but the weight is the same.

      • Sometimes you have to like put your own little spin on some of the recipes we come across. Just like I added about 1/4 cup of Tropicana OJ to mine and the citric cut the sugars a bit…oh and for diabetics? Use your favor sugar subs and you’ll be fine. I’m a diabetic so I know

    • Why couldn’t you just weigh the 4 pounds of potatoes while you’re at the store? They charge per pound don’t they? It would be hard to leave an exact number of how many potatoes equaled 4 pounds considering not all of them will be the same size every time??

      • Thanks for your great response Maileena. I had no idea so many people would be stumped in regards to 4 pounds of yams. I updated the recipe card and gave an approximate number of yams. Happy Holidays Maileena to you and your family!😃 Thanks again😃

    • Cannot say how many potatoes equal 4lbs due to the fact that each potatoes weighs in different. Just weigh the potatoes on the produce scale if you do not have a scale at home.

      • Thanks, Sue for your great response to the candied yams question. Happy Holidays to u and your family!!!😘

    • One really can’t say the number of yams. The sizes vary; therefore making it difficult to say how many. Typically a grocery store or produce stand has a weight machine.

    • Seeing as how potatoes can come in many different sizes , the more accurate measurement for this recipe would still ultimately be 4 pounds

  • I love YouTube for its amazing recipes and showing me what I’ve been doing wrong all these years

  • I’m not clear what “on each side means.” Do you mean to uncover and turn over (you don’t mention uncover, which it would take to turn them over.”
    I do understand item #8.
    Please clarify. Thanks.

  • 5 stars
    Sooooo good! I was missing a few spices, but it still turned out delicious. Can’t wait to make again…with ALL the ingredients. This will definitely become a staple dish in my recipe repertoire.

  • Made these for Easter!! My family loved them!! My daughter said that these were the best sweet potatoes that I have ever made !!!! These are definitely going in my box of favorite! recipes!!!

    • I am so glad you and your family enjoyed my recipe, updated sweet potato candied yam recipe coming soon.have a great day joAnn Anderson

  • 5 stars
    This recipe ! My sweet potatoes came out delicious, tender, sweet and all gone in one meal! No leftovers !Thank you for this recipe!

      • 3 stars
        I tired this recipe for Thanksgiving and it seems like a great recipe however it does not tell you the serving size and the part where it says “on each side” I dont understand what that means. So a little bit more details would be good. Other than that it turned out great.

        • My apologies, for the late response, the recipe has been updated more precisely. Happy Holidays!😃

  • It is hard sometimes to figure out the ratio that will equal to 4 pounds of raw sweet potatoes since the scale is at the fruit market or store. So, the answer is weigh them, and mark on bag the quantity approximate number. Every quantity differs by size, but the weight is the same.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, the additional spices added sounds so good and extra yummy!😃Happy Holidays!

  • 4 stars
    I have done a similar receipe for years. The only difference is I boil the yams first until almost done. Let cool then peal. So much easier. And it takes less time in the oven because you aren’t waiting for the ysms to be done. Also, the potatoes can be done ahead of time, like the day before.

  • 5 stars
    Served on Christmas 2019. Even a friend who does not like sweet potatoes like these. The baking eliminated the the need to carefully watch when caramelizing on a range top in a frying pan. That can be tedious. Thanks!!!

  • I have been so hungry for candied yams, but I’m a diabetic. Your recipe was the perfect solution, except I substituted Splenda in place of the sugar. It turned out yummy! Thank you so much.

  • 5 stars
    I made these in my oven back in January and they are awesome! Has anyone tried making them in a crock pot? I want to made them again for Easter, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the oven space available for them. If no-go on the crock pot, I’ll have to make them in the morning and heat them up for dinner

  • 5 stars
    Just finished making these and they were awesome. I had too many items that needed to be baked at different temperatures so I put them in the slow cooker. I think I found myself a new candied yam recipe. Everyone loved them.

  • This is a great recipe.. Easy to follow and put together! Making it for the second time tonight. This one is a keeper for sure! Thanks so very much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  • 5 stars
    Ok, at my age, believe it or not, this is the first time I have ever cooked fresh yams. OMG not only was the recipe easy, they were delicious. Thank you Tammy. I will use more recipes. I highly recommend this recipe

  • 5 stars
    I had never made yams before and came across your recipe today. Watched the YouTube video and you made them look so good I knew I had found the right recipe. These are to die for!! Followed the recipe exactly. Super easy and delicious. The nutmeg & ginger combo makes them!

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