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5 from 3 votes

Candied Yams

These baked candied yams are the ultimate Thanksgiving side dish. The candy glaze will coat the yams perfectly. Your entire family will be begging you for more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 292kcal


  • 6 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp  orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp  nutmeg
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Scrub the yams clean, peel, and cut into 2-3 inch slices.
  • Place the sliced yams in a baking dish and set aside.
  • To make the glaze, place the butter, orange zest, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, white sugar, brown sugar, honey, and salt in a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat.
  • When the mixture thickens and the brown and white sugar completely dissolves, turn the heat off.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the glaze all over the yams.
  • Cover and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Uncover and baste the yams with the glaze.
  • Cook for an additional 45 minutes uncovered until the yams fully cook through and are fork tender.
  • Let the yams sit for about 5 minutes before serving.



Cooking time depends on how thick or thin you cut the sweet potatoes.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 14010IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 0.8mg