Candied Yams with Cranberries

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a delicious variation on candied yams. The fresh cranberries add a slight tartness that cuts down on the sweetness characteristic of traditional candied yams. This recipe was taken from a bag of miniature marshmallows many years ago and I recently re-discovered it. Hope you like it as much as I do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, oats and cinnamon.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Lightly toss 1 cup crumb mixture with yams and cranberries.
  4. Arrange in a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  5. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with marshmallows and return to oven until marshmallows are lightly browned.


Most Helpful

I was looking for something different this year, more to satisfy my taste and this was great! Although I substituted approx. 3cups fresh sweet potatoes for the canned yams, the tartness of the cranberry was perfect with the fresh sweet potatoes. My family loved them and I expect to be making this treat throughout the year! Thanks, Maria

mariagonz November 24, 2011

This is an excellent yam recipe! I was looking for a recipe to help me use up the rest of the fresh cranberries I had, and I'm so glad I chose this recipe! The first time I made it, one of the girls complained that the cranberries were too tart (I didn't get to try it that time as I think it got gobbled up before I could), so the next time I made it, I put the washed berries in some sugar before adding it to the mix. I'm not sure if that helped, but when I tried it, I thought there was an excellent balance of tart and sweet through the dish. Everyone that has tried this dish has really liked it and it's currently my go-to recipe for yams. I'm not a huge yam lover, but I could easily eat this dish any time!

Middle of Pacific June 18, 2011

I make it every year for Thanksgiving. It's a big hit around here!

Momofkings November 25, 2009

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