Praline Yams

"I cut this recipe out of the Denver Rocky Mountain News Food Section 30-some years ago. I've made it every Thanksgiving and Christmas since. It's quick and simple to prepare (right on the stove), and a nice addition to a big dinner."
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Ready In:




  • Heat yams, in their liquid, till hot.
  • Keep hot on low heat while you mix up Praline sauce.
  • Mix together the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter/oleo, pecans, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan.
  • Stir over medium heat till mixture comes to a gentle boil.
  • Keep hot on low burner while you drain liquid off yams.
  • Place yams in serving bowl.
  • Pour hot Praline sauce over yams.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Just Cher
    Oh I wish I could give more than 5 stars. This recipe is a real treat. I made this with my Christmas fare and it got fantastic reviews. I did use fresh yams that I par boiled for about 10 minutes before putting in my casserole dish. Everything else I followed as directed and we were quite pleased with the results. Excellent recipe! Thank you!
  2. Flowers and Pearls
    Wonderful, delicious...those words don't come close to describing how good this recipe is! Totally making these from now on...and several times throughout the year...not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I doubled the recipe, but I think the sauce as it is written would be plenty for 2 cans of yams.
  3. Forever Love
    OMG this is sooooooooooooooooo good. My whole family loved it. Everyone asking for recipe. I addes some cinnamon and brown sugar to yams and sprinkles some red hot cinnamon candies on yams while they were cooking to sweeten yams little more. but with this sauce you dont need to. This is a 5 all the way.......
  4. SugarJen
    The sauce was absolutely amazing, and I baked my own yams, which was fine. However, I would recommend against making it the day before. If you are going to have too much stuff on your stove to make the sauce just before serving I think it would be smart to make a different yam recipe.
  5. athorp
    Yum! These are sooo tasty! I didn't change a thing! Even my husband who doesn't usually eat yams liked them! He's picky too! =) Thanks for such a great recipe that I can share with friends and family!


  1. rochsann
    I used unsweetened soy milk instead of heavy cream, and the yams still tasted delicious. My husband and I both really enjoyed them. Great-tasting the next day too! Thanks for the recipe!



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