Grandma Tolli's Candied Yams


My grandma's candied yams are the best candied yams I have ever had! The pineapple is an awesome addition to this sweet dish.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup pineapple juice

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 (29 ounce) cans cut yams, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add pineapple juice, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir to combine and cook until sugars have dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place drained yams in a casserole dish. Add pineapple chunks. Pour sauce over top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Add marshmallows to the top and continue to bake until golden and melted, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving so sauce can thicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
6g Fat
83g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 106mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 452mg 10%

* 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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