Sweet and Spicy Yams

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Annacia

Great with ham anytime and a natural for the holidays.

Top Review by magpie diner

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

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.

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