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Candied Yams

Candied Yams


1/4 cup
SourceFood Talk Farmer's Market
Prep time
50 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
50 minutes


Let these tender and warmly spiced yams melt in your mouth on a chilly Winter day. 


medium yams (1.5 cups)
1⁄4 cup
brown sugar (packed)
1 teaspoon
flour (sifted)
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon
ground nutmeg
1⁄4 teaspoon
orange peel
1 teaspoon
soft tub margarine
1⁄2 cup
Orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut yams in half and boil until tender but firm (about 20 minutes). When cooled enough to handle, peel and slice into 1/4" thickness.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.
  4. Coat a medium-sized casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place half of the sliced yams in the dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.
  5. Dot with half the amount of margarine.
  6. Add a second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the same order as above. Add orange juice. 
  7. Bake uncovered in oven for 20 minutes. 
Food Glossary Terms: 


  • For the orange peel, use a vegetable scraper to peel a thin layer off a washed orange, then mince with a sharp knife. 

Nutritional Information 

110 calories, 1g fat, 1g protein, 25g carb, 2g fiber, 125mg sodium, 30% vitamin C, 240% vitamin A, 4% calcium, 4% iron