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Slow Cooker Candied Yams

These slow cooker candied yams are sweet potatoes tossed in brown sugar, butter, spices, then slow cooked until perfection!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 455kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 4 lbs yams peeled and sliced into 1-inch slices
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Peel the yams and slice them into 1-inch slices and set them. Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray. 
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tbsp cornstarch and 1 1/2 cups water. Mix well. 
  • Add the yams to the slow cooker along with all of the ingredients. Mix well. 
  • Cook on high for 3 hours. If the sauce isn't thick enough, mix 1 tsp of water and 1 tsp of cornstarch. Add it to the slow cooker and mix gently. 
  • Cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the sauce is nice and thick. Serve warm.


  • Make sure to slice the yams into even-sized pieces so they cook evenly.
  • Once the yams are done cooking, mix them very gently so they don't fall apart!
  • Traditional candied yams are very sweet, you can always reduce the sugar amount if you don't like it too sweet.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 32531IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg