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    Sweet Tamales With Yams and Pecans

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    1 hr 15 mins

    Sharlene~W's Note:

    Sensational side dish. It takes a bit of work, but the effect will have your dinner guests talking! A slightly sweet little bundle topped with a smoky chipotle-sour cream sauce. I used a 1/4 cup cookie scoop to measure out the mixture for each tamale and got 16. From Nob Hill Foods website featuring recipes for Thanksgiving. I might try increasing the sugar and decreasing the masa and see if it will still stay together in a "tamale".

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    Chipotle Cream


    1. 1
      Place yam in a steamer basket and steam for 15 minutes or until very tender; mash with brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter; set aside.
    2. 2
      Place masa, remaining butter, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat in enough broth to make a soft dough. Lightly stir in yam mixture and pecans, leaving some small chunks of yam and taking care not to overmix.
    3. 3
      Spoon about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of mixture in the center of each corn husk, depending on how large you want them to be. Fold in sides, then tie the ends with small strips of corn husk. (Go ahead and make a square knot on each end--when they are cooked, the knotted strip slips right off the ends.).
    4. 4
      Place in a steamer basket and cook, covered, for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving with Chipotle Cream.
    5. 5
      For Chipotle Cream: Stir together sour cream and minced canned chipotle pepper. Add more adobo sauce to taste.
    6. 6
      Chef tip: For a great appetizer, make these in mini size. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of yam mixture into a smaller piece of corn husk; steam for only 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 20, 2010


      The only thing I would suggest is cooking them longer than regular tamales since the filling is very moist. Otherwise, this is a great filling!

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    • on December 14, 2007


      My mom use to make these and i never took the time to see how she did this, but now the regret is not as bad these were almost as good as hers thanks

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    • on April 25, 2007


      These were very tasty, and they really weren't too tough to make. I didn't make the dipping sauce (the other eater is not a fan of chipotles in adobo), but the tamales were good on their own, too. Definitely make sure you let the tamales sit for at least 10 minutes as stated in the recipe. I got too impatient and tried one right away; they were way too mushy! I was relieved to come back a little while later and find that they had firmed up very nicely. By the way, this made 20 tamales for me. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet Tamales With Yams and Pecans

    Serving Size: 1 (1008 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 150.0
    Calories from Fat 84
    Total Fat 9.4 g
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    Cholesterol 15.5 mg
    Sodium 245.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 4.2 g
    Protein 2.3 g

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    chipotle chiles in adobo

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