Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Sometimes the old recipes are the best. This recipe certainly falls in that category.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except sweet potatoes in 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place sliced sweet potatoes in an ungreased 9x13 dish in a single layer cut side up.
  5. Pour syrup over potatoes coating all pieces.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees until bubbly about 45 minutes basting every 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

I was looking around for a yam recipe that would be similar to the way I remember my Dad's version. This looked pretty close and it was good. My only recommendation would be to thicken the syrup. I think my Dad used to add cornstarch. I'm going to give that try next time I make these.

Erin Kelly_413037691 January 07, 2005

This was a very good recipe, Everything turned out great, I did not cut them in half I sliced them all up and dumped everything in a pan, I will use this from now on.

Larry Conner November 27, 2004

These were really really good! I added some chopped red apples, raisins, and pecans to the yams and it really added a nice touch. This is so easy to make yet fancy enough to serve to company. Thanks so much for posting!

ashlynn08 December 03, 2008