Kittencal's Layered Baked Candied Yams

"This is a very simple recipe for candied yams but big on flavor, it's a must served along side of a Thanksgiving turkey or ham dinner ---the yams must be prebaked in oven *only* not boiled and just until fork tender do not bake until very soft and this may be done up to a day ahead --- this may be doubled and baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, prep time does not include prebaking the yams --- no pumpkin pie spice? just mix together 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with 1/4 teaspoon *each* nutmeg and allspice and use in place of the pumpkin pie spice :)"
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  • Set oven 400°F.
  • Wrap each yam in foil then prick holes in each.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake until just fork tender (do not overbake) this should take anywhere from 1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on the size of the yams.
  • Carefully remove the foil and allow the yams to cool completely (this may be done up to 1 day ahead).
  • Using fingers remove the skins from yams.
  • Slice into about 1-inch slices crosswise.
  • For the topping; in a bowl combine the brown sugar, soft butter, nuts and pumpkin pie spice; using your fingers mix until crumbly.
  • Butter a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • Layer half of the sliced yams into bottom of the dish, then sprinkle with half of topping.
  • Layer the remaining yams on top then sprinkle the remaining half of the topping on top.
  • Bake at 400°F until the topping melts and is bubbling (about 20 minutes).

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  1. i dont even like sweet potatoes, i only made them for my guests on thanksgiving...i tried them & i am a sweet potato fan now! thanks for this one!
  2. I made this for Easter to go along with our ham. Just a few simple ingredients make for just a quick shopping trip! I think if I were to make it again, I would cut way back on the butter. I think toasting the nuts would add to the flavor. I'm glad I tried the recipe Kittencal.
  3. We loved this recipe ....made as directed and very easy to make ...Thank's Kittenkal
  4. Best recipe for sweet potatoes ever.
  5. I used frozen roasted sweet potaotes but followed the topping recipe...turned out fabulous....



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