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This is my great-grandma's candied yams recipe. I started making them a few years ago, now everyone asks for them every year. The secret I think is in the orange juice and slow cooking.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
3 hrs 50 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add yams and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse twice with cold water. Soak in cold water for 15 minutes.

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  • While yams are soaking, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  • Mix white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl.

  • Peel and cut yams into chunks and place in a large baking dish. Dot with butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture so all yams are coated. Carefully pour enough orange juice into the bottom of baking dish to measure 1/2 inch.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, basting often, until yams are tender and the liquid is thick and sticky, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Sprinkle with mini marshmallows. Turn on the oven's broiler. Broil until marshmallows are melted and toasty, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 73.4g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 11.4mg; sodium 54.7mg. Full Nutrition
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