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Southern Candied Yams

Patricia Valbrun
These Southern Candied Yams are juicy, sweet and tender loving delicious!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine southern
Servings 6 people


  • 4-5 sweet potatoes medium
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whip cream
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Start by washing, peeling then cutting your sweet potatoes in your desired shape. Place sweet potatoes inside your buttered baking dish and set aside.
  • Heat up a small pan. On low high heat melt butter then add sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes until the sugar has melted into the butter.
  • Once sugar and butter has disloved in the mixture, pour it over the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake on 350F 1 hour 40 minutes covered 20 minutes uncovered , enjoy !


Keyword candied yams
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