Slow Cooker Candied Yams


An easy and straightforward recipe for candied sweet potatoes in the crockpot. Cooking in the slow cooker frees up your oven, especially during the holidays when you can't decide what to put in the oven first. Can be made 2 to 3 days in advance and reheated in the microwave.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • 5 cups yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup pineapple juice

  • ¼ cup salted butter, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Line a slow cooker with a slow cooker liner or spray with cooking spray.

  2. Place yams in the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with water, brown sugar, pineapple juice, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to evenly distribute sauce.

  3. Cook on Low for 2 hours. Stir.

  4. Stir cornstarch and water together in a small bowl to make a slurry. Add to slow cooker and stir to incorporate.

  5. Cook until yams are fork-tender and sauce has thickened, about 1 hour more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
8g Fat
78g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 1121mg 24%

* 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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