Pastor Bobby Smith Yams

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by internetnut

I had these cinnamon sweet potatoes at a Thanksgiving lunch. I thought these were so yummy and I had to ask Bobby Smith how to make them. Bobby says these are alot of work but the pay-off is so sweet. When I made these yams I used to much nutmeg I'm gonna cut back on this during the tasting of the grease/syrup. I did use a good amount of cinnamon and will use a bit more next time. My future hubby thought these were good but a bit to sweet so next time I'll go more easy on the brown sugar and sugar. I did use Splenda for both. As for the molasses I only used 2 tablespoons as that's all I can use.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325. Grease a glass baking dish.
  2. Layer the bottom with the sliced yams. Spread some melted butter across the yams with a pastry brush till they are wet. Top the yams with with nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt. Repeat layers till you have 4 layers.
  3. Once your layers are complete mix together more melted butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, molasses, and vanilla extract and pour over the completed layers.
  4. Cover the dish with foil and place in the middle of the oven to bake for 30-45. Remove dish from oven pour off 1/2 grease/syrup mix reserving for later use. Do not cover the dish back up just place dish back in oven. While the dish is back in the oven taste the grease/syrup mix and add more nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and molasses to taste. Bobby says do not add anymore vanilla extract. Now remove the dish again and pour the grease/syrup back over the yams (Bobby said you will not need all the grease/syrup). Return the dish back to the oven and bake another 20 minutes. Again remove the dish and drain off 1/2 the grease/syrup mix. Return dish to the oven, mix the syrup pour over yams and bake 10-15 minutes. Check with a fork and if the yams are fork tender turn the oven down to 150-200. Again add more nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and molasses to taste. Pour the grease/syrup back over the yams (Bobby says you will not need all of the grease/syrup so do not fill this to the top). Turn off the oven and leave the dish in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Bobby says if there's to much grease/syrup at this point pour it off and discard.

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