Baked Yams with Pecan Crumble

This dish will become an instant tradition. Baked, buttery yams topped with a simple brown sugar and pecan crumble. Could almost be dessert!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings



  • 4 medium yams, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup melted butter


  1. Place yams into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash; measure out 3 cups of mashed yams.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart ovenproof casserole dish.

  3. Combine mashed yams, brown sugar, eggs, milk, and melted butter in a bowl. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.

  4. Combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle topping over yams.

  5. Cover and bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

This dish may be prepared early in the day, refrigerated, and baked just prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

577 Calories
23g Fat
89g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 577
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1762mg 37%

* 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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