Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Great with ham anytime and a natural for the holidays.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 medium yams, peeled and sliced
  • 12 teaspoon orange peel, finely shredded
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon allspice


  1. In a large skillet, bring 1" of water to a boil.
  2. Add yams.
  3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until they are tender.
  4. Drain.
  5. In a small bowl, mix orange peel, orange juice, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
  6. Pour over yams in skillet.
  7. Cook and stir until bubbly.
  8. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, spooning sauce over potatoes occasionally to make a glaze.


Most Helpful

This was so simple to prepare - I found they only needed 15 minutes cooking time. Once it was all together I decided to mash it and threw in a bit of earth balance. Very tasty and low fat/low cal to boot. I may have used slightly less sugar as I thought the OJ was sweetness enough for our tastes. Thanks Annacia, I'm sure I'll be making this again and I bet the leftovers fried up will be delicious too! Veg*n Swap Apr10

magpie diner April 10, 2010

While I love sweet potatoes, I'm not a fan of candied yams because they are often too sweet and the wonderful flavors of the tuber are completely lost. This recipe is the perfect alternative in that it captures the pairings of the fussier dish but does so in a brighter, lighter fresher manner. Absolutely delicious and worked very well with Recipe #229845. Thanks Annacia! Made for *Went to the Market* Tag.

justcallmetoni January 16, 2008

Tasty sweet potatoes. Ours suffered from being the last in a marathon of Thanksgiving dishes prepared this day; DH sliced the potatoes to suit himself (very "rustic") and forgot to check the simmering potatoes while I was in the shower. Our glaze did not get the attention it deserved, so presentation suffered. Even the 18-month-old enjoyed these potatoes. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game.

KateL October 22, 2013

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