Candied Yams, Heart Healthy

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Annacia

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

Top Review by ImPat

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

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


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

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