Florence Mama’s Candied Yams
Freshly sliced orange gives this candied yam recipe a citrusy twist to this traditional winter recipe. This dish will quickly become the family’s favourite side dish on any vacation spread or simply make it on any weeknight for a comfort food classic everybody will love. Exploding with the vibrant flavors of butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this recipe is bound to please anyone who tries it.
- 3-pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced crosswise in 1/4-inch thick rounds
- 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds
- 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from bhg.com
Preheat oven to 350°F. In an ungreased 2-quart baking dish place sweet potato slices, overlapping barely and covering the dish. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then add the orange slices. Pour the mixture over the potatoes, covering the whole surface.
Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until the top is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.