Our family loves candied yams and this year I decided to try purple yams, also known as "ube." The bright purple colored yams added festiveness and a pop to our dining table.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 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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  • Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.

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  • Place one layer of yam slices in the prepared slow cooker and sprinkle with brown sugar until covered. Repeat layers until all yams are placed in slow cooker.

  • Mix melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a small bowl; pour over yams in the slow cooker.

  • Cook until yams are soft when pricked with a fork, 4 hours on Low or 2 hours on High. Transfer yams to a serving dish.

  • Pour juices from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low until juices reach a soft boil.

  • Stir together cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth; add to the juices in the saucepan and continue to boil, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened. Pour sauce over yams and sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 55g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 138.3mg. Full Nutrition
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