Candied Yams Casserole with Pecans


This recipe was given from a friend of mine. She has been using this recipe for 10-plus years. It is absolutely easy. Great for Thanksgiving or for any time of the year. Let the casserole cool and serve with whipped topping.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 8-inch dish



  • 1 (40 ounce) can cut yams, drained

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened

  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup salted butter, softened

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Put yams in a microwave safe bowl; heat in the microwave oven until softened, about 75 seconds.

  3. Transfer cooked yams to a large mixing bowl; add white sugar, milk, 1/2 cup butter, and eggs and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Pour the yam mixture into the prepared baking dish.

  4. Mix brown sugar, pecans, 1/2 cup butter, and flour together in a bowl with a wooden spoon until crumbly, sprinkle over the yam mixture to cover.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

821 Calories
46g Fat
100g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 821
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 85g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 368mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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