Cooking at Home - Candied Yams

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Published Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Makes: 6 servings

Enjoy this side dish for a Thanksgiving treat or anytime yams are in season. 


  • 1 1/2 cups yams
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon margarine, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.
  5. Place half of sliced yams in medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.
  6. Dot with half the amount of margarine.
  7. Add second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the order above. Add orange juice.
  8. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup (66g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g


0 mg


118 mg


18 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

12 g

Added Sugars included

8 g


1 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


21 mg


0 mg


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