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Quick Candied Yams

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Rating: 5/5
5 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 33317
cook method: stovetop, oven

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2 cans (15 ounce size) yams
2/3 cup syrup from canned yams
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter


Combine syrup, sugar, butter in saucepan over medium heat till thickened.

Place yams in shallow baking dish. Pour sauce over yams.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

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452 calories, 16 grams fat, 80 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving.
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Jan 2, 2015

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a good recipe. It takes some time for the syrup, brown sugar, and butter to thicken, so just take your time. Drain the yams well. I added a little vanilla, a shake of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a little cajun spice to the syrup mixture (yes, I said cajun spice!)My family loved it!

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Aug 23, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
My mother in law insists on buying canned yams every year for the holidays and I have been using this recipe to dress the up when she's not looking! She thinks this tasty recipe comes right out of the can lol!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Be sure to read the directions before cooking. I mistakenly did not read the part about using the existing syrup from the can to make the stove top sauce for the yams.
I added to much liquid to the all existing sauce. It did not cook properly. I adjusted by pouring off the liquid and only adding back a little and then baked it.

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Sep 12, 2002

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Simple use for canned yams or sweet potatoes. I don't like the syrup in the cans though so I use maple syrup.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Great recipe! Easy too. Flavor was great and it was just what I needed in a hurry when I was trying to figure out how to prepare my canned yams.

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