Candied Yams Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Yams4 Large
 Boiling salted water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Freshly ground pepper To Taste
 Firmly packed dark brown sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Water1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Butter4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 392 Calories from Fat 74

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g13%

Saturated Fat 5.2 g26.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 21.5 mg

Sodium 83.8 mg3.5%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g33%

Sugars 23.5 g

Protein 3 g6.3%

Vitamin A 10.5% Vitamin C 57.1%

Calcium 3.7% Iron 6.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook the yams in boiling salted water to cover until barely tender.
Cool, peel, and cut into halves lengthwise.
Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
In a frying pan combine the sugar, water and butter.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has melted; do not scorch.
If necessary, add 1 or 2 tablespoons more water.
Lay the yam halves side by side in the frying pan.
Cook over very low heat, turning over once, until the yams are candied on both sides.
This will take about 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer to a heated serving dish and serve hot.