My entire family has always hated yams until I made this dish 15 years ago. Now everyone looks forward to this dish during the holidays. However, I do make it at home during the year, not just during the holidays. I have given this recipe to several people that have requested it, now I'll give it to you.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl combine yams, melted butter, white sugar, evaporated milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix well and transfer to a 9x9 inch casserole dish.

  • In a medium bowl cream butter with brown sugar. Stir in walnuts and frosted cereal. Spread on top of yam mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

383 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 49.9g; fat 19g; cholesterol 81.6mg; sodium 194.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
Hi all! I am Carol Graham that submitted this recipie. I use pecans now instead of walnuts. The leftovers are only good cold, DO NOT MICROWAVE because the frosted flakes get soggy. Those of you that add marshmellows, I think that would not allow the topping to be crunchy. I do bake it a little longer, until the center is firm. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2005
Was extremely sweet. Too sweet for our family but it was good. I made it into a dessert I put a grahm cracker crust on the bottom of a 9x9 dish and used it as a dessert because it was so sweet. I liked it better like this. I also added a dew marshmellows on top. Read More
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81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
Hi all! I am Carol Graham that submitted this recipie. I use pecans now instead of walnuts. The leftovers are only good cold, DO NOT MICROWAVE because the frosted flakes get soggy. Those of you that add marshmellows, I think that would not allow the topping to be crunchy. I do bake it a little longer, until the center is firm. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2006
This was just the best! It's so good so addicting! I used 2# fresh yams changed the white sugar to 1/4 c. brown sugar and used Total Brown Sugar and Oats slightly crushed. It was fantastic. Made it for the Holidays once and EVERYONE raved now it's a tradtional dish. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
I cooked this for Christmas and my whole family raved about it. I was out of brown sugar so I used all white sugar. The family didn't seem to mind one bit. Great recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
Excellent dish! The kids really liked it. I didn't have frosted flakes or walnuts so I substituted Special K and and sliced almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2003
I cannot believe that I got myself and my family to eat yams... I made this for Christmas and again last night.. And it was my kids who asked for it this time... We all love this dish.. Thank you for putting it in Allrecipes. Christine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2010
My family refuses to eat Yams/Sweet Potatoes... until now that is! Once again this year for Thanksgiving I bought fresh Yams in hopes of finding a recipe that my family would actually eat. I will never have to search or hope again. This is the recipe I will use going forward. Only change I made was to use fresh Yams. I simply washed the Yams well with cold water and threw them into the oven with the Turkey. No foil no butter/oil... just as they are. Pulled them out of the oven after about 45 minutes. Let them cool for about 30 minutes then peeled and mashed. Followed the recipe from this point on omitting the corn flakes and nuts. My husband refuses to eat anything with nuts too but that's another discussion. I made everyone take at least 1 small "no thank you" bite and was amazed when they actually LIKED it and scooped on a regular serving. Thanks for posting this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
I've been making this sine 1999 and have made it for 120 and made it for 8. It gets rave reviews from everyone. I've even been strong-armed into giving out the recipe a few times. It is a bit sweet so sugar can be cut back a bit. Also a note if doubling: the topping will become visibly (and taste) oily if you double the butter but go ahead and double the rest of the topping ingredients. If you are looking for a dish to wow with this is it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2005
I have never met Carol Graham but I thank her a million times over for submitting this recipe. I've made it about 5 times now and when I lost it I was thrilled to be able to find it again on this website. It truly is the best yam casserole I've ever had and my family/friends say the same. Also I'm allergic to walnuts so obviously I make it without them and it's still INCREDIBLY good! Thank you for submitting it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2005
Was extremely sweet. Too sweet for our family but it was good. I made it into a dessert I put a grahm cracker crust on the bottom of a 9x9 dish and used it as a dessert because it was so sweet. I liked it better like this. I also added a dew marshmellows on top. Read More
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