Mississippi Candied Yams

Recipe by Robb114
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UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    lbs fresh orange-fleshed yams, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and sliced 1/4
  • 1
    lemon, thinly sliced with peel and seeded
  • 14
    cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 12
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12
    teaspoon nutmeg
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine sugar, butter, orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in small sauce pan and heat gently to boiling, stirring frequently.
  • Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Arrange sliced yams and lemon slices in large baking dish as one layer, or slightly overlapping.
  • Pour syrup mixture over yams.
  • Bake at 325:F. for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, basting thoroughly every 15-20 minutes with syrup from baking pan.
  • Turn yams occasionally.
  • When done, yams should be tender when pierced with point of sharp knife and syrup has been almost completely absorbed and thickened.
  • This dish may be prepared early in the day, covered lightly and reheated in oven or microwave.
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