My honey kept asking for candied yams with the OJ and marshmallows. I couldn't find a recipe, so I made one up. I must say it came out mighty fine!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Roast whole yams in preheated oven until heated through but not quite tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool.

  • Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir brown sugar, orange juice, and nutmeg with the melted butter to dissolve the sugar completely; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook until the liquid thickens into a syrup, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Peel cooled yams. Cut yams into bite-size chunks; arrange in a single layer in a 13x9-inch baking dish. Drizzle syrup over the yams.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, twice opening the oven to spoon syrup over the yams, until the chunks are fork-tender, about 35 minutes. Arrange marshmallows over the yams and continue baking until the marshmallows are puffy and browned, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

OJ can be replaced by water.

Pecans can be stirred into the sweet potatoes before adding sauce.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 125.2g 40% DV; fat 4.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 89.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
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Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2014
Far too much syrup for this quantity of potatoes. Heating then cooling just ends with the yams being very soft on the outside and very firm on the inside. I would recommend dicing the yams and spreading them on the pan without any pre-baking. If you do go the pre-baking route note that it varies by size. Smaller yams will have to be pulled out well ahead of the larger ones. 35 minutes is also way too long for just heating the yams through. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 7
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
12/09/2014
Far too much syrup for this quantity of potatoes. Heating then cooling just ends with the yams being very soft on the outside and very firm on the inside. I would recommend dicing the yams and spreading them on the pan without any pre-baking. If you do go the pre-baking route note that it varies by size. Smaller yams will have to be pulled out well ahead of the larger ones. 35 minutes is also way too long for just heating the yams through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
Love this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2014
Tastes great and adds just a touch more oomph to the normal dish and the directions worked great for me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2017
This was so good for thanksgiving but was better with mini marshmellows. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2017
I made the mistake of sending my 17 year old son to the store for the orange juice. He came home with sunny d! Lol I used it anyways and my family absolutely loved it! I had friends and family both telling me it was the best ever had! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2018
The recipe itself was good it was a little too sweet. Next time I think I would cut down on the brown sugar. But other than that it was a good recipe;)) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2019
good recipe but I cooked the sauce for almost an hour and it never turned into a syrup Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2017
Cut the syrup in half. Still a bit runny but delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2019
Sweet and filling loved it say to make and the marshmallows ar the best on the top Read More