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    Candied Yams, Heart Healthy

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    1 hr 5 mins

    35 mins

    30 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    Small amount of margarine and orange juice give these yams lots of flavor but little fat.

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    • 3 yams (enough to yield 3 cups)
    • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend, packed
    • 2 teaspoons flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 teaspoon orange peel
    • 2 teaspoons soft tub margarine
    • 1 cup orange juice


    1. 1
      Cut yams in half and boil until tender but firm (about 20 minutes).
    2. 2
      When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into 1/4-inch thickness.
    3. 3
      Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.
    4. 4
      Place half of the sliced yams in a medium-sized casserole dish.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.
    6. 6
      Dot lightly with half the amount of margarine.
    7. 7
      Add a second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the same order as above. Add orange juice.
    8. 8
      Bake uncovered in oven preheated to 350° F for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 29, 2011


      Scaled this back for 2 serves (the DM and I) and as we don't get Splenda brown sugar blend I used a tablespoon of brown sugar, unfortunately a gremlin had been in the fridge and eaten all the oranges so couldn't add the zest which I think would have made all the difference and defrosted some freshly squeezed orange juice I had frozen but think less may have been better as it was swimming in it, thank you Annacia, will try again with zest and less juice, made for Everyday A Holiday.

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    • on March 31, 2008


      I made this for my daughter and I for lunch today. Tagged thru the Photo Forum March Challenge. It is a very tangy dish. I wish I had added a bit more cinnamon to the mix and a bit less orange juice as the OJ overpowered the yams (next time I'm using freshly squeezed instead of purchased juice). Very nice dish overall! Thanks Annacia!

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    • on February 10, 2008


      I wasn't about to wait for the winter holidays to come around again just so I could try this recipe, AND I'm glad I didn't! Followed the recipe right down the line, [although I do use orange zest GENEROUSLY!], & I was extremely happy with the results! Oh, yeah, I also did not peel the steamed yams since I want all the nutrients I can get! Thanks for posting this recipe, Annacia ~ it goes into my Yuletide book as well as my vegetarian one! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Newest Zaar Tag, 08A game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Candied Yams, Heart Healthy

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 223.5
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 123.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    Sugars 7.8 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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