These are the Best Candied Yams if I do say so myself! They taste amazing and are simple and easy to make. A sweet and delicious glaze made with sugar, vanilla and warm spices is poured over the sweet potatoes and baked in the oven so the glaze can fully cover and soak into each bite. I’m pretty sure you’ll want to make this all year round...not just for the holidays!
How To Make Candied Yams
Full instructions are included in the recipe below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Peel and cut your sweet potatoes into roughly ½ inch thick rounds. Layer sweet potatoes into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.
Step Two: Melt your butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add both sugars, stirring until well combined. Slowly stir in heavy cream and simmer on low for about 3-4 minutes.
Step Three: Remove saucepan from heat and add vanilla and spices. Stir.
Step Four: Pour glaze evenly over sweet potatoes, glaze will be thick, and cover lightly with aluminum foil. Bake in the oven for roughly 70 minutes stirring halfway through and removing aluminum foil after 40 minutes.
- Try to purchase even size sweet potatoes. It may be a little challenging but if you can try to purchase medium size sweet potatoes that are kind of narrow and roughly the same size. This will ensure your potatoes bake evenly in the oven.
- Don’t skip the cream. The heavy cream really adds extra richness to the syrup and enhances the flavor of the other ingredients. If you are vegan or you don't do dairy then there are some non-dairy heavy cream options out there as well!