For those who like yams (I don't but make them anyway) I am told these are to die for. I'll take there word on it and rate it as I am told.
We loved this dish with our holiday meal. I baked the yams the night before and then sliced into cubes. I took the orange juice and added a tbsp of light brown sugar and dash of nutmeg, mixed and put in a large ziploc bag. As I added in the yams to the ziploc bag I added brown sugar to each layer of yams in the bag. Marinated this until dinner next day, turning the bag during the day. Before baking, I added a cup of juice and yams to pyrex dish. Then as I layered the marinated yams I sprinkled each layer with brown sugar/nutmeg mix. Baked in oven at 325 for 25-30 minutes. These were delicious and not overly sweet (sugar to your taste). The work was already done so last minute assembly was easy!!
A great way to do yams without all the sugar and marshmallows. I did cut back on the nutmeg. Will certainly make this again.
I like this recipe as it uses less sugar than some of the other 'candied' yam recipes. After tasting these with the fresh orange juice, I can see that they can turn out sweet and delicious with less sugar! I microwaved my yams before slicing/peeling them instead of baking. I wanted to make the cute shapes as suggested, but either my cookie cutters are too big, or the yams too small. I also found I was out of pecans so just left them off. Turned out delicious anyway! Hope to use the pecans next time. Thanks!