Total Time
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake yams in a shallow baking pan until very soft, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, soak dried chestnuts (if using) in boiling-hot water 1 hour, then drain. Coarsely chop chestnuts (cooked or dried).
  3. While dried chestnuts soak, bring dried apple and juice to a simmer in a small saucepan, then turn off heat. Let steep, covered, 30 minutes. Drain off and discard apple juice.
  4. Cool baked yamsto warm, then peel and mash with a potato masher. Transfer 2 cups mashed yams to a bowl and reserve any remainder for another use.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 375°F.