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Candied Yams and Marshmallows

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars
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"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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Ingredients

2 h 15 m servings 551
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Roast whole yams in preheated oven until heated through but not quite tender, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool.
  3. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • OJ can be replaced by water.
  • Pecans can be stirred into the sweet potatoes before adding sauce.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 551 calories; 4.4 125.2 3.3 10 90 Full nutrition

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Love this.

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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 s...

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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 s...

Love this.

Tastes great and adds just a touch more oomph to the normal dish and the directions worked great for me!

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 famil...

I didn't use the orange juice but substituted water instead. It turned out delicious. Just had a few for left-overs.

Cut the syrup in half. Still a bit runny but delicious.

This was so good for thanksgiving but was better with mini marshmellows.

As previous people have stated, it made a lot of syrup. Was a little too orange juicy for me. Cut the recipe in half, added ginger and cinnamon and made with a mix of oj and mango juice. Yumm...