Yams Sensational

Recipe by Elizabeth H.
READY IN: 1hr 20mins


  • 2
    medium yams
  • 1
    cup orange juice (freshly squeezed or canned/reconstituted)
  • 4
    tablespoons brown sugar
  • 14
    teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4
    tablespoons finely chopped pecans


  • Bake yams (skin on) at 350-degrees until tender when pierced with fork (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  • Remove from oven and wrap in damp paper towel.
  • Increase oven temperature to 450-degrees.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Peel off skin.
  • Slice yams into 1/2" thick rounds.
  • (For extra-nice presentation, after you've cut the rounds, use a cookie cutter to create scalloped edges or fancy shapes.) Place yam slices in a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and pour orange juice over all.
  • Mix nutmeg with brown sugar and sprinkle atop each slice.
  • Top each slice with finely chopped pecans.
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and pecans slightly toasted.
  • Serve immediately.