Baked Yams With Lime and Honey

"*AN ADOPTED RECIPE*. If you love yams as I do, you will love this combination of flavors! Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash the yams and place in a baking dish with the water.
  • Bake until the potatoes are soft and the skins puffy, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Set aside to cool slightly (leave the oven on).
  • Peel the yams and place in a medium baking dish.
  • Add the honey, butter, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Stir and mash well with a potato masher.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and return to the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until heated through.
  • Sprinkle the top with sour cream and serve hot.

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  1. A wonderful combination of honey flavored yams and fresh lime juice. I made half the recipe with 3 medium yams (about 2 pounds)and dry baked them for 1 hour. The fresh lime shines as a distinctive flavor instead of being just part of a sweet-sour combination. The sour cream mellowed the acidic bite and added a richness. This is a side dish that would compliment most main courses without the overpowering sweetness of the more typical versions.
  2. We loved the strong lime and honey in this baked and mashed yams.
  3. i liked these, but, as Shelly stated, the lime was really strong - I only used 1 1/2 limes. I think I'm going to retry these but use a different sweetener.. the honey is too strong and bold in here.
  4. These yams are perfect. They are the best. I've been using this recipe on Thanksgiving for some time now, but I've neglected to write a review.
  5. Whoa. These are some bold taters. LOL The lime taste was very, very strong. I think it would be better if the lime was more subtle. 3 limes were used for 2 medium-sized potatoes so I think that was a bit much. These are pretty sweet -- almost tastes like a dessert to me.



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