Total Time
7hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 hrs

Here's a nice variation for the yam dish that doesn't tie up either oven or stove top! I prefer using long, slender yams for this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE YAMS, with non-stick cooking spray, coat inside of a 4-quart crock pot.
  2. Into crock pot place sliced yams, pie filling, raisins, melted butter & cinnamon, then gently stir to mix.
  3. Cover & cook on LOW 6-7 hours or until yams are cooked through.
  4. FOR THE TOPPING, in large skillet, add chopped pecans, sugar & 2 tablespoons butter, then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8-10 minutes or until sugar mixture adhering to nuts turns golden & starts to melt.
  5. Pour mixture onto some heavy duty foil, & let cool completely.
  6. When cool, coarsely crush nut mixture.
  7. When yams are done, sprinkle with crushed nut mixture & serve.


Most Helpful

We liked this very much. I subbed dark raisins for golden, as that's what I had on hand. I left the nut topping off completely as I didn't have pecans in the house, and quite frankly, it was very good without (though I'm sure it would be great with!). Next time I make it, I'm going to try leaving the butter out at an attempt to make it a bit healthier. Also, I think I may peel the potatoes next time, as several skins came off the potatoes in the crockpot and I ended up with potato skins floating around separately in the mix. This will definitely be made again for us!

MichMom March 04, 2010

This dish goes great with pork, which we eat quite a bit of. I prepared the entire recipe, using 2 cups of chunky applesauce and 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of the apple filling. It is delicious, and very easy to make. I also froze 2 serving portions, for reheating later, when my husband and I have a pork chop dinner. It's a great way to have a wonderful side dish in place of potatoes or rice, one thast also offers lots of nutrition.

PainterCook March 08, 2008

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