Bourbon Yams With Pecan Topping

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I have made this recipe for years, especially during the holidays. It has always been a hit. The pecan topping really makes the recipe. Everyone always, and I mean always asks for the recipe. Remember the last four ingredients are for the topping and not to be put into the dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a shallow 2-quart casserole.
  2. Bake the yams on an oven rack for 45 minutes, or until soft. Halve and scoop out pulp.
  3. Mash pulp, then add eggs, sugar, butter, cream, bourbon, and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
  4. Pour into prepared casserole.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. To prepare Pecan Topping. Combine last four ingredients sprinkle over yams. Decorate top with whole pecans if you would like.
  7. Bake uncovered, 40 minutes, or until heated through and top is lightly browned.
Most Helpful

Freaking amazing! Mmmm.

Carrie W. November 26, 2014

Very Good! The yams were surprisingly light. I made half the recipe using 3 large yams, 2 extra large eggs & lightly packed the brown sugar. Baked it in a 9X9 Pyrex dish. My husband & I ate 1/3 of it. It smell wonderful too. This is a good one, Rita.

dannhill January 05, 2010