Candied Yams

By Jeanette Terry

A great holiday recipe with reduced added sugar and great flavor.

  • 6 medium yams, boiled in skin until tender (about 20-30 minutes)

  • 1/3 cup raisins

  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar

  • 3 Tbsp sugar substitute

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • Ground cloves to taste

  • 1/3 cup low-calorie magarine

  • 1 cup cold water

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cool yams, peel, and slice lengthwise. Place the yam slices in a covered baking dish. Sprinkle the raisins over the yams.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix the brown sugar, sugar substitute, and spices; sprinkle over the yams. Dot with margarine and add water.

  3. Cover the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cover, then bake another 15-20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Per Recipe
• Calories 81
• Protein 1 g
• Sodium 63mg
• Fat 3g
• Carbohydrates 14g
1 starch

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3 replies

Grandmama16 2013-11-14 20:04:52 -0600 Report

My only comment is that I've read that yams have more carbs than sweet potatoes which are pale and just not as pretty but preferable to use. They are often confused.

Munchkin303md 2013-11-14 16:54:37 -0600 Report

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks like a few steps are missing. Based on the current directions there is NO WAY it will turn out like the picture. In my opinion, when you follow the directions the result should look like the picture.