Authentic Soul Food Style Baked Candied Yams!
It’s been a long time coming, but the time is here- and I MUST share my recipe for some good old fashioned baked candied yams, soul food style! I refer to the baked candied yams as my soul food version, because these are the kind of candied yams that you would buy from an authentic soul food restaurant. These candied yams are so buttery, and tender. The practically melt in your mouth!
Although I uploaded a recipe for ” The Best Candied Yams Ever” a few years ago, this recipe will give that recipe a run for it’s money. Now don’t get me wrong- both recipes are amazing. However, if you’re looking for southern or soul food style candied yams, this is the recipe that you want. Also, these yams are actually easier to make because there are less cooking steps!
So now that I have your full attention, let me show and tell you how I make my Baked Candied Yams – Soul Food Style!
For my southern style candied yams, I use Garnet Yams ( which is actually a red sweet potato!). I love the orange flesh of garnet yams. They make beautiful candied yams, and they are also nice and sweet! I like buying medium sized yams because they are easier to deal with when it comes to peeling & cutting .
The candied mixture that I pour over my candied yams is a combination butter, sugar, and yummy spices such as ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and dash of ground clove!
Making these southern baked candied yams is super easy. Simply wash the yams, peel & cut them, then pour the delicious & very fragrant candied mixture all over the yams, then bake them! There is no boiling, or any other step required for these yams! Simply bake them until they are nice and tender, and you are good to go!
Before getting started, I will warn you that these yams will go fast! Everyone loves these southern style candied yams! No Joke! This recipe will probably feed about 8 people (depending on their appetites!) If you are feeding a large crowd of people, you may want to make several dishes of these yams! You CAN double and triple this recipe!
Watch the video tutorial
Baked Candied Yams - Soul Food Style
- 5 medium sized yams
- 8 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract not imitation
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Wash the yams.
- Peel, then chop the yams ( make sure that they are about 1/2 inch thick.)
- Place the yams into a 9x13 bake dish.
- Place the butter into a medium sized pot, then melt it over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, sprinkle in the white & brown sugar, ground cinnamon,ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground clove.
- Turn the stove off, mix the ingredients, then add in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the candied mixture over the yams, and try to coat all the yams with the candied mixture.
- Next, cover the bake dish with foil, then bake the yams in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove the yams from the oven, and baste them with the candied mixture.
- Cover the yams, and bake them for another 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the yams from the oven, and let them sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
Thanks Rosie for the recipe…. Will be trying it soon xoxoxo
Can you freeze Candied Sweet Potatoes?
I wouldn’t. They will be like mush when you go to heat up. Just sayin. If you make correctly there will be no need anyhow:)
Can someone explain why the recipe says shut the oven off? Before you bake them?
It says stove. Not oven
Colleen Mccormick Newton says
Says Stove and you turn the stove off so you don’t burn the sugar mix
She means shut off stove top after sugar mixture. Pour mix and put in oven.
Matthew Garger says
It says turn off the stove. After melting butter/sugar mixture
It doesn’t say cut the oven off. It says cut the stove (aka stove top) off after missing the brown sugar and spices.
Ooo that would be perfect for a pie
Amy Robinson says
Yes! This would make a delicious pie. I have never made something that’s tastes so good!!!!! I did add mini marshmallows!
You can also add some chopped walnuts, and raisens… Your recipe is to be reckoned with… Yummmmm…
Hi Rosie, First I wanted to say I absolutely love watching your videos!! Thank you for sharing your recipes. Ok so, I’ve never made yams before but I am going to try this recipe this thanksgiving! Quick question… I always see marshmallows on top of yams, can I put marshmallows on top of this recipe or would it be to much?
Hi Crystal!I have a yams recipe with marshmallows here. However, you can certainly top this recipe with marshmallows if you’d like.
Can u use can yams use these recipes for elderly dome homes just dont bake that long use canned.
Wow! I made this for a Christmas Dinner held last week! Scented up the whole house, beautifully! Everyone raved about it, and even told those who did not get to enjoy it how GREAT it was! Had to promise several people that I would make another dish and share it with them… I just put that “dish” in the oven, and will share it tomorrow – oh, by the way – I made triple the recipe both times…. Thank you for sharing with us. I will certainly try other dishes from your site….
Hi Phyllis! I’m so glad that you liked and tried my recipe! I always have to make several batches as well! XOXO
Hey Rosie, how do you make the bigger batches? Two pans or a bigger pan? Do I cook two pans at the same time? I am confused as to why this is the only question unanswered & it is very important.. thank you!
You can cook two different batches, or use a bigger bake dish and make one large batch.
Is it best to use dark brown sugar or light brown sugar?
Either will work.
Rebecca Wessels says
I can not wait to try this recipe next week for Thanksgiving 🙂
I saw your post on Facebook about choosing some single parent families to help out and would like to Ask you to consider our family. I am a single mom of five for nearly five years now after loosing the kids dad to heart failure. My little love sweet potatoes and I cannot wait to make this recipe to share with them! Bless you and your generosity this holiday season 🙂
When you made the triple the recipe, did it take longer to cook OR did you use3 9×13 pans?
Earlean Baldwin says
Tried your receipe AWESOME!!
I tried this for a Sunday Dinner side and my family devoured them. Thank you for this recipe!
Thanks for trying my recipe Tiffany!
Hi Rosie, I tried this recipe on Easter and it was a hit. Thank you for the tutorial because I’m a visual person and it helped me to see what things should look like. The recipe was simple and easy to follow. My family loved it. Thank you
Thanks for trying Deborah!
Try just a pinch of cayenne pepper
I just finished doing this recipe along with your fried chicken and your collard greens oh my goodness this has to be the best the dinner I’ve ever made for my family my husband is so content with the seasoning and the texture of all of these goodies thank you so much for teaching us how to make this incredible dishes
Thanks so much for trying Vannie!
Hi Rosie, I’m a bachelor with extremely limited cooking skills. My mom was the best cook, but she passed away a couple of years ago. My remaining family skipped the holidays until now. We planned a thanksgiving dinner and each family brought a dish they were good at. They expected me to bring store bought deserts. I decided to try your recipes for sweet potato pies and your southern baked yams. Everyone raved about how good both were. They actually accused me of paying someone to make them for me. Thanks for you fantastic site. I love how you give your viewers (like me) the confidence that we can make these dishes. Heck, you make it fun! Thanks for helping a brother out!
Hi Ernest! Thanks so much for using my recipes!
Cathy de Gale says
II tried it before and didn’t save it. I’m glad I found it again. It was super delicious.
I have been trying to make a good macaroni and cheese for years and this Thanksgiving 2019 I found your recipes for soul food mac and cheese, soul food candid yams and sweet potato pie. I must say they were a hit and my family loved every dish I made from you. You are the absolute truth!! I appreciate you sharing your talent! I will definitely be using plenty more of your recipes
These are amazing. I was born in the south but live in Michigan now and these remind me of the candied yams my granny used to make. They’ll be a part of my thanksgiving table from now on.
Annabelle Sanchez says
Worst candied yams ever. Did you have family put comments and stars
Not a family member but this is by far the best and simplest candied yams I’ve ever made and I consider myself a great cook. But as always, you have to cook with love. Hate leaves the best recipes tasting a little bitter. Better luck and love next tine.
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to make these! And its convenient! You can pop these in the oven and start one or two more dishes! Thanks Rosie!
Thank you for coming by India!
Margaret Burger says
Hello, I would like to make this recipe for 200+ people, I don’t know how to measure for this amount for that many guest. Can you help me. Thanks.
Hi Margaret! 200 people is a lot!! LOL.. You will probably have to make this recipe times 20 or more.
Margaret Burger says
Thank you, this help me. May GOD continue to bless you.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My father passed 2 years ago he made the best candied yams ever, but he would not divulge the recipe . This recipe I just completed today. I love them! They are close to my dad’s. I did not have nutmeg, so I used allspice instead. Then added 1tbsp of Lemon flavoring as well. I will make this for my family on Christmas because I am the host. They will be so surprised. Thank you Rosie!!! 5 stars from me.
Thanks for trying my recipe. 🙂
Am I able to use the frozen yams that are already cut and just cook
For best results, use fresh yams.
I Love All your recipes especially The Southern Mac N”Cheese Keep doing what Your Doing
Thank you Chavanna!
Yum! It’s not Thanksgiving without Candied Yams!
Hello can you please give me some advice on cooking and what season to use for my turkey.
Hi Marion. Be sure to check out my turkey recipes.
i love this so much but How much of the ingredients should i cut down if im feeding only 4 people?
Just what I’ve been waiting for!
I hope that you give my recipe a try!
Made these last Sunday and my husband thought they were really good. He loves my sisters candied sweets….however he said I can have either one for Thanksgiving…it did not matter to him. Both are good!
Can I use sweet potatoes instead of candied yams?
Ann from Indiana says
Rosé I just finished making the candi yams but I used sweet potatoes and boiled them first they’re delicious I been looking for this taste a long time ,out of Town year’s ago stopped At a restaurant now I found that taste gain ty rose
How nicei & touching. You never know what will happen in live with the lost & found! Be blsessed & I can’t wait to try this recipe.
Would it be too sweet if I did a marshmallow topping in the last 5 minutes of cooking? I want to make these for Thanksgiving, but my dad really loves marshmallows.
No feel free to add marshmallows on top! 😀 Happy Holidays!
Do you boil them first & then cut or just leave them hard after cleaning & peeling & follow the recipe ?
Please check out the video, and written recipe. It’s all there.
I just made these tonight. They are fantastic!! I baked for 30 mins (covered) and basted, then baked for another 15 mins covered. When I reheat tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner, I will bake uncovered for as long as it takes to reheat and the sauce to reduce a slight bit and top with pecans. Thanks for the great recipe Rosie!!
Awesome!! I’m glad that everything came out for you Marnie! Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m just starting to make it but I think it’s going to be a new tradition. I’m recalling my grandparents in North Carolina and their candied yams! Happy Thanksgiving!
They turned out awesome! Best recipe for candied yams ever! Thank you!
I found you on YouTube. I made this recipe to take to my boyfriends parents for Thanksgiving. I had never made yams nor a sweet potato pie before and to be honest I was NERVOUS but let me just say this recipe and your sweet potatoe pie recipe was a HIT! Sooo tasty! I think about 5 people asked me what I used in both recipes. I had to pass on you website! Keep doing what you’re doing!
Hi Victoria! So glad that you and your family liked my recipe! Thanks for telling everyone about my blog! XOXO
I made this recipe for my thanksgiving dinner and it turned out wonderful! I switched it up a little by adding all spice and syrup to make a little slippery, and first time I baked for 30 minutes mixed everything together and re baked for an hour….can I say my son is still talking about these yams!
I’m glad that you were able to work with the recipe 😀
I have been cooking for over 40 years and candied yams is a favorite dish of mine; but I never cared for any of the recipes I had tried. I discovered your blog during the week of Thanksgiving and made these on Thanksgiving day. My granddaughter praised the dish and said these were the best I’d ever made. There was none left at the end of dinner. Thanks to you I finally found a recipe for yams that I can be proud to serve.
Hi Carol!! I’m glad that you tried and love my recipe! XOXO
Made these for Thanksgiving and my family loved them. Thanks Rosie!
Hey Rosie! I made your candied yams recipe today for Christmas dinner and it was hit! My mother praised me for making the best yams she has ever tasted. The yams went fast! I finally found a candied yams recipe that I will continue to use for years to come! Thanks Rosie!
Made these for New Years. They were beyond delicious. The family and I kept going back for more. This is definitely a keeper. Thanks Rosie!!!
Girllllllll, I made this dish for both New Years and Christimas dinner and had the peoples salivating! I will continue to make my sweet potatoes like this. Thanks for Sharing!
Amber Scott says
So I made these for the 1st time on Sunday and everyone loved them!! They said they were the best that they have ever had. My boyfriend pretty much ate the whole dish by himself. Absolutly will make them again!!! Thank you so much for sharing
Hi Amber! I’m glad that you liked the recipe!
Yes i will be cooking this tonite Rosie it looks ao goos from tha picture now lets hope i can get it right lol Thank you
I’m sure that you can do it Shameka! Enjoy! XOXO
These were a hit the last time I made them. I am making them again right now again to go with my Sunday meal. Rosie, these do top your last one although the last one was good as well. Thanks for sharing all your recipies.
I agree. I really like this recipe as well. XOXo
I simply love your recipes. I don’t think I can cook that well but I tried this and your fried chicken recipe last night and it was amazing. Thank you so much!! This was simple and to the point and very tasty.
Hi Sharmice! I’m glad that you liked the chicken recipe! XOXO
[email protected] says
I will try it this thanks giving
Would it be okay to add lemon juice to my yams to keep them bright orange? I’m so use to boiling them with it to keep them bright. Can’t wait to try!
You can do whatever you’d like to your candied yams.
This is a perfect Southern recipe! THANK YOU!
Thank YOU! XOXO
I have been trying to make decent candied yams for a while, with no luck. They usually end up in the trash. I tried this recipe and the yams came out perfect!
Hi Gail! Thanks for trying my recipe! XOXO
Am making these again for Thanksgiving my so is a sweet potatoe freak thanx for a new dish love your sight!
Gretchen Tyree says
I fix candied yams all year around. They go with about anything.
Absolutely delicious recipe! Best my husband and I have ever had! Thank you for sharing!
Thanks or trying my recipe! XOXO
I have a ton of yams and was searching for a recipe to use them up. I think this will do the trick!! Sounds soo yummy I am trying them tonight. And I just have to add that you are absolutely adorable!!
Thanks so much Joanie! I’m glad that you found my recipe! XOXO
roderick watkins says
The best Yams that I have ever had thanks
Thanks for trying my recipe!
Chanda Noble says
I’ve tried the collard greens from your ingredients and directions and they are slamming, I can’t wait till I get the ingredients for the candied yams and the smothered chickenost of all the recipes. I really want to try the smothered turkey chops. Umumum they lool good. Never had before beside turkey for the holidays.
It’s amazing. You should definitely give it a try!
Morisa Clark says
Thank you came out good!
Glad that you liked the recipe
Donna Warmer says
Hi. I have noticed that you have posted two recipes for Candied Yams. This one that doesn’t require boiling yams first and this one that is only baked. Can you tell me which one is better and the differences? Thanks so much.
Donna Warmer says
Sorry. That was supposed to say, this recipe is only baked with ground cloves and the other is boiled first with no cloves. And the amount of sugars is different in both.
Hi Donna. The BEST Candied Yams Recipe, is a older recipe. The yams are slightly boiled before baking, and topped with marshmallows. The Baked Candied Yams are completely baked in the oven. Both are great. I can’t choose which I like more.
Donna Warmer says
Thanks so much. I think I will choose the one that is completely baked in the oven. One less step to do. Can’t wait to try them.
This looks awesome I’m going to try it on thanksgiving
Hi Rosie!! thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes and ideas, I will be trying a few out this week just to make sure I’m doing everything right before the holiday feast!!!!
Thanks for coming by!
You are the real MVP! This is just what I was looking
for! This is the same method my mom used when I was younger. I’ll be making this recipe tonight. Thank you!!’
Thanks for coming by!
Marie Nelson says
Woman, I had to come back & review this recipe. I made it yesterday for the Resident & Family Thanksgiving Meal @ the nursing home where my mother lives. To begin, I’ve never really cared for candied sweet potatoes but the meal was about Momma’s favorites & she loves them so I began a search for how to make them in any way that they wouldn’t just be the standard syrupy, sickly-sweet dish that they usually are. I found your recipe & decided that all those sweet/warm spices would have to make a difference and boy did they ever. Since I love the flavor of brown sugar, I changed the ratio & increased the brown sugar. I also added a pinch of salt. These potatoes were over the top. We all loved them, especially Momma. I plan to make them again next week for Thanksgiving at home. This recipe is a keeper for sure. As a matter of fact, it’ll soon be penned in to my Betty Crocker cookbook for easy future reference. I recommend this recipe for sure.
Hi Marie! I am so glad that you tried and liked my recipe! Thanks so much for your review! XOXO
Looking forward to making this for my Thanksgiving meal this year. Does it matter if I use light or dark brown sugar?
You can use either. It won’t make a huge difference.
I will be trying this for the first time this week! If I don’t have salted butter, how much salt do you think is needed? Thank you!
Try 1/4 tsp of salt . XOXO
ReeRee Wallace says
Tried a majority of your recipes last Thanksgiving and I definitely will be trying all your recipes this year…well in a couple of days lol. Thanks so much for this website…..My family went crazy over our feast last year!!! I am a young 32 year old mother of 5 children and when the family is happy with a stomach full of delicious food the house is with nothing but happiness. You are heaven sent,,,,,,needed the help!!! Thanks again!!!!
Hey ReeRee! Glad that you like my recipes. I hope you and your family have a lovely holiday! XOXO
For those with dietary restrictions to dairy and sugar! I substituted all of the sugar contents with 1 cup of Honey, and substituted the butter with 8 Tbls of Olive Oil. This was a huge hit!! Amazing mixture of seasonings! 🙂 Thank you for the recipe.
If I add marshmallows on top will it be too sweet?
I suggest trying it before adding the marshmallows, then take it from there.
If I wanted to add marshmallows..would I add it for the last five minutes ?
Yes. That will work.
Cindy Harrison says
These are fabulous! Made them last year at Christmas and was asked to bring them this year for Thanksgiving! So glad I was able to find the video again !
Girl thank you sooooo much I was looking for a recipe and you came through in a clutch since I have to cook. I looooove eating my candied yams and macaroni together.
Hi there! OMG so do I!! My favorite combo!!
I am new to your website. This yam recipe sounds sooo yummy.
And I’m trying it for tomorrow Thanksgiving.
One question ( I hope you see this soon! )
The butter and sugar is not incorperating very well. there is butter
sitting on the top and the sugars are not liquifying. Is this normal?
Is this before or after the yams are cooked? Also, did yu use real butter or margarine?
Your recipe was absolutely amazing thank you so much!! Keep up the good work !
Hi Kayla. Glad that you liked the recipe!
Can I make these a day before Thanksgiving?
Yes, you can.
Hi,merry Christmas I put in search “candied yams” and your blog came up,great job on blogging it’s a talent and so is your recipe I’m making them soon..thanks beautiful lady I’m thankful and can’t wait to eat Christmas dinner with my family GOD bless you and your family.
Hi Kasandra! So glad that you found my blog. I hope that you give the recipe a try. Happy holidays! XOXO
Theses sound amazing so I’m going to give them a try. I HATE canned sweet potatoes/yams & that’s what my grandmother & mom always made so I never ate them. I have been making my own for several years & they’re pretty good. I use a juiced orange and add most of what you do . My question is, could I make the sauce the night before, incorporate it, store it in the fridge then bake the next day? I’m glad I found your blog & plan on trying LOTS of your recipes. Thank you!
I’d just make everything at once.
towles stephanie says
I found this video last year and everyone loved it! My mother in law even admitted they were the best! Signing up now to be on your mailing list because I could be cooking this good all year long!
Joyce F says
These were super easy and just as delicious as Rosie promised!! I will definitely be making this recipe again.
OMG !!!! These are absolutely wonderful…..and so easy!! Rosie I just found your blog. Every year at Thanksgiving I search the web for a new candied yams recipe because I’m never really satisfied. These yams are so good and sooooo EASY. Thank you for the recipe. I am now a subscriber to your blog.
Hi Rosie my name is rosa I’m Mexican n I love your recipes Ithank to share we everybody
Hi Rosa! Glad that you like my recipes! XOXO
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving today and it was a really big hit. thanks for making it available. My mother ate every bite of hers and she doesn’t eat much of anything anymore. It was easy and fast. Happy Thanksgiving 2016 from Melissa Clifton and family!
Aweee!! I’m glad that you liked the recipe!!! Your mom too!! XOXO
Hello, searched for candied yams and found yours. It turned out so good. So good I could eat them all day. I followed exactly as recipes says except used both the orange and yellow yams – thought it would be “pretty” with the two colors. We had leftovers and am so glad because I can eat them again!! Thank you for the recipe.
These were also a hit at Thanksgiving dinner. I literally used at lease 4 recipes from your site to make dinner. It was a last minute dinner but it helped me shop for exactly what I needed and it was a success! Thank you for these wonderful recipes. I’ll be making the gumbo for Christmas.
I found this recipe and can’t say enough how delicious it truly is! It was my favorite dish this Thanksgiving. Thank you, and now that I’ve found you going to keep up on all your recipes.
I used this recipe for Thanksgiving last week and it was a huge hit. My daughter said that they were the best she ever tasted and her fiancee gave me 2 thumbs up. My husband was speechless. his is now our regular holiday recipe. Thank You!
Hi Kim! So glad that the family enjoyed my recipe! XOXO
Jasmine H says
I made these yams for Thanksgiving 2016 and they are AMAZING!!!! The recipe is simple and easy to follow. I did have to cook mine a little longer to get them soft how I like. Ms Rosie you had me looking like a champ in the kitchen this year. I also made your collard greens and baked mac and cheese recipes!
Just made this today. I halved the yams(only 3 of us eating), intended to use about 1/2 the sauce, but forgot and threw it all in, so it was a little soupy. That was my fault. But, it was perfect! I usually double or quadruple the spices on recipes, but after following your amounts it was perfect. I didn’t change a thing, except adding some marshmallows at the end. These were the best candied yams I’ve ever had! Thank you, this will be my permanent recipe!
I cooked these yams for my parents for Thanksgiving they loved them , when I returned home I cooked it for my family they ate all of them left only three yams for me. will cook them for Christmas.
Latisha Slaughter says
Hey there Rosie. I have a question about this recipe. I think that I may be doing something wrong. When I put the yams in the oven for 30 minutes covered, and then take them out, they are still very hard. it’s like they haven’t even cooked. Could it be the size of my yams, because sometimes I do cut the circles a bit bigger than yours, or is it the syrup on top that may not be covering my yams enough? Or could it be my oven, its very old? Please help, and make some suggestions, because these yams are easy up until I put them in the oven, and they just don’t cook. I also use an aluminum foil pan, is this ok?
Try cutting them smaller. If needed, bake them longer.
Hi Rosie!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I have made this recipe 3 times and my mom and boyfriend loves it! I also made the baked turkey wings – delish! Thanks again for sharing your gift with us!
Hi Tenice! Thanks for trying my recipes! XOXO
I just found your website through google and I absolutely love it! You have a new fan, subscribed!
Glad that you found me Jo!
Brenda Moore says
This recipe along with your baked creamy mac and cheese was very good with my families Thanksgiving meal. I do agree with you Rosie, DON’t try to substitude anything. I following your ingredients down to the tee. Thanks for the love that you put into your recipes. My husband has cancer and when I pull out one of your recipes with my meal he over eats. For a while he wouldn’t eat anything but now that I’ve come across your recipes he has a little something different that will encourage his appetite. Thank and God Bless you Sista
Thanks Brenda! Praying for your hubby!
lessie rodriguez says
Delicious ,friend made for Thanksgiving ,loved it so I am going to prepare it for Christmas, need to get exact measurements , especially for sugars .Added ginger also.
Hi there. The exact measurements are listed! Happy Holidays 🙂
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Making it again today as part of my New Years dinner. Thanks so much for the recipes I have enjoyed trying them and now look forward to the weekly additions. God Bless you.
Hi Chelle! Glad that you like the recipe! Blessings!
Shelly Monroe says
I tried this recipe for My New Years dinner Sunday and they turned out great. Everyone raved about them, I’m glad I have a recipe that I can make thats delicious and consistent. My sister makes the yams every year and they taste different every time. Thanks to you, I’m now on “candid yam duty”.
Thanks again, great recipe
LOL!! Glad that you liked the recipe!
Hi Rosie! Found your site and so glad I did. I made the candied yams for Christmas and they were a complete hit! The recipe is a definite keeper and I will be making it again. Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Keep up the good work and great recipes. Happy 2017!
Hi there! Glad that you found my site. Happy New Year!
Thank you for your wonderful recipes
Thank you for coming by!
Last minute request for help. The first time I made this, they came out perfectly. I made it again a few weeks later and there was way too much liquid, so they weren’t “candied”. I think I may have added some extra butter. I also had to use a different oven. Would one of those reasons explain it? I’m trying it again for a potluck tomorrow and I don’t want to mess it up. Thanks!
Don’t use extra much butter. Follow the recipe 🙂
Jennifer Chupyatov says
This was the best candied yam recipe I have ever had. It was so easy to make and it was so delicious.
Thank you! Made it tonight, my husband and his friend loved it! My husband is the one who has made our candied yams for almost 32 years. This time I thought to try. I halfed the recipe, used an 8×8 pan with two large yams. I added the marshmallows as my husband likes it that way. I haven’t particularly craved these before or cared to have them, but this recipe is so flavorful, my husband raved over it! You must have had lots of proposals!
LOL!!! Wonderful! So glad that you liked my recipe Mariella! XOXO
YAAASSSSS! This was it! My family absolutely enjoyed this recipe and I am doing it again today! Thank you for taking the time to share this talent!
Hi Donna! I’m glad that you liked the recipe! XOXOXOX
Christine Light says
I am going to try either the Baked Candied Yams -Soul food style OR the Slow Cooker version for Easter this weekend. I will let you know how wonderful they turn out… I am excited to try your receipe!!
Woohoo! Enjoy those yams!
Omg I loved your recipe for the candied yams soul food style! So good that I’ll eat a whole pan pretty much by myself lol it is one I will use for a long time thank you!
LOL!! They are addictive! I love them! Thanks for trying my recipe 🙂
Sierra Gaines says
I tried out this recipe today and it came out so good! My family LOVED it!
Glad that you liked my recipe!
Thanks for this delicious easy crowd-pleasing recipe. Yesterday I made it for the first time and 6-times the recipe for a 50-plus crowd attending a July 4th cookout. Folk loved them! I did add a couple twists of my own: used 1/4 cup less of granulated sugar, added 1/2 teaspoon of dried orange peel, and I cooked them stovetop for the same amount of time – I would prefer baking this dish but was using the oven for other foods. Bottom line: easy recipe delivering big results!
Dominique Barlow says
OMG! This recipe turned out great!!! I made this recipe for the first time a few days ago with sweet potatoes and they were so soft and tender. The topping made a nice sweet pot liquor (juice) just like down south. My husband and kids loved it. Thanks 🙂
Thanks so much for trying my recipe Dominique!
Tweety Elitou says
Cooked the yams for Sister’s Bday! Great recipe!
YAY!! Glad that you like the recipe!
Did you use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar for this recipe?
Hi Alicia! You can use either.
Jo Anne Hurst says
I made these last year but left out cloves because my husband does not like them. also added orange peel and a little orange juice, pecans and marshmallows on top. A real hit. Thanks for the recipe. Nothing better than fresh yams
Glad that you we’re able to adjust it to your taste! XOXO
I know sometimes people add a little bit of cream to their candied yams. Should I avoid doing that for this recipe?
I suggest sticking the the recipe listed 🙂
Will do. Thank you, Rosie! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
Angela Carrier says
I love your recipes, especially around Thanksgiving. Cornbread dressing has got.to be my favorite.
I love the holidays and everything about them.
Eileen Gray says
The ingredient list did not specify the amount of white sugar used. Anxious to try it for Thanksgiving!!
Hi Eileen. The amount of granulated sugar is listed. Happy Holidays
john bo says
This is about the same way my mother and grandmother made them with a few additions. So I have made them the same for many years. Comes out great everytime. Just wanted to say you are a beautiful lady. Happy Thanksgiving
Thanks so much John Bo!
Thanks so much for the recipe! I am trying it out for Thanksgiving 2017, but I wanted to know how many pounds is 5 med yams. I bought Jumbo Yams and I am trying to gauge the measurements to meet your recipe. My apologies if you have already addressed this inquiry and I didn’t see it in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
If you have jumbo yams, just use two.
These came out DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.
Maria Tuttle says
Hi – Looking at your recipe for the Baked Candied Yams – Soul Food Style. I want to make these today (day before Thanksgiving). Should i just cook for the initial 30 minutes and then do the 15-20 tomorrow? Or cook the whole thing today, and then attempt to reheat tomorrow.
You can make them today, and reheat tomorrow 🙂
Hi Rosie, I’m going to make these tomorrow. If I add pecans, would I add it into the sauce? Or, later when they’re almost done baking? Thank you!
You’d probably add them later, when almost done baking
I’ve been obsessed with this page since I stumbled upon it. 🙂 I cannot WAIT to try this recipe tomorrow!
I’m glad that you found my blog!
This is my second year making these yams for Thanksgiving. They are delicious and make the whole house smell wonderful. Thank you so much!
Made your recipe for Thanksgiving this year, followed the recipe to a T and it was pure perfection!!! They came out bomb and everyone loved them. There were a few “who made the yams?” and I proudly said me!! I gave a shout out to your site and plan to use More of your recipes. Thank you!!!
Thanks for trying my recipe! Happy Holidays!
Tiffany Paige says
I found your recipe on youtube and I am so happy I found it. I wasn’t really sure about it being that I’ve never cooked with ground clove and ginger before. I was convinced to try it when I saw all the comments. So I took over the yams for my in-laws (no pressure lol). They absolutely loved what you did with them! I’m not a huge cook but I doubled the recipe (minus a half cup of sugar since they don’t have much of a sweet tooth) of the mixture to pour over the yams, and I used 3 of the 1lb canned yams. I cooked them uncovered for 20 minutes on 350 and then mixed them up a little and cooked them for another 10 minutes. I want to do them again for Christmas but this time I’m going to use fresh yams. Thank you so much! I’m searching your recipes for more jems!
Hi Tiffany! Thanks so much for trying! XOXO
Tamika O. says
This was a BIG hit. It will be added as a regular Thanksgiving dish. The only issue I had was that I had to cook them for about 1.5 hours.They were the thickness as suggested in the instructions. I added marshmallow although it was not needed. They melted into the mixture so you did not know they were even in there.
Phil Asbrand says
It was a nice and easy to follow recipe, for a 70 year old old man that’s handicapped.
Every one loved it. Nothing like being a hit with the family. Thank You very much. Phil
Thanks so much for trying my recipe Phil!
I’d like to make this dish for an office potluck. I can bake them at home but it’ll still be 6 or so hours until they are being eaten. Can I reheat (after I’ve baked them) in the microwave? Not sure if aluminum foil would make the heat last that long. I leave my house at 6am and the potluck is scheduled at 12pm noon.
Yes, the can be reheated.
Sherwin Cullison says
Thanks so much for sharing your recipes. I baked these yams last year and they were requested by several guests for this year also. It’s a great recipe.
I have finally found my Christmas Candied Yam recipe. The cloves were something I had never put in my yams, but they made the dish. Thank you so much. They were delicious.
Heather D Williams says
ROSIE TJISNWAS GREAT IT TURNED OUT WONDEFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH
Thank YOU for trying my recipe!
John Wesley Reed Jr says
When I saw your candied yams receipt among others, immediately, I recognized it from my Mom’s making it from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Many thanks for bringing it back! Often, she would tell me to watch her because my girlfriends will not want to make the things I liked. Being her dishwasher, it was not an option but to take heed as she cooked. However, some things I missed along the line, but am able to recapture by instinct. Your recipes are timeless. As I acknowledged to my Mom (RIP), she should have written some of hers at the time. Again, thank you and God bless.
Awee. Thanks John! Happy Holidays to you!
A. Michelle says
Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit.
Trying the stovetop bourbon yams for new years dinner tomorrow.
A. Michelle says
Made this for Thanksgiving and it was a hit.
Trying the stovetop bourbon yams for new years dinner tomorrow.
Hi Rosie. I had shared this recipe with a friend who was making yams for her family’s Christmas meal, which they loved. I made them for our family’s New Year’s dinner yesterday. Everybody raved about them! I could never make my mom’s yams on the stovetop. The syrup never thickened. But your oven method is right on time! My cousin’s girlfriend told me I now have yams assignment for family Thanksgiving every year from now on. This is now my “go to” yams recipe. Thanks so much.
Hi Chandra! Sounds like you were cooking up a storm hunny!!! Your comments definitely made me smile! Thanks so much for trying my recipes during the holidays! XOXO
cheryl fordham says
this recipe is awesome. taste just like my mother’s. I’ve used the recipe twice and both times were a hit. what I did learn follow instructions. know the difference between tbs and tps . misreading measurements csn cause a disaster.
According to baby center when preggo sweet potatoes are great for u so I made these using only 2 sweet potatoes but followed the recipe as stated on everything else ommmmmgooossshh they were delicious!!!! I added walnuts though and it came out wonderful thank u for deliciousness recipe
DARRYL BLACKWELL says
thank you your recipes are very very good very tasty I am a chef as well volunteer once a week for my church they all love it thank you
I was looking for something different and old fashioned and came across this recipe on sweet potatoes. It sounded and looked good so we tried it. Let just say that it is now part of our holiday meals everyone loved them. Thank you for posting the recipe.
Thanks for trying Rick!
I made this for Easter dinner and my family loved it! My son has me making some more tonight. Thanks.
Thanks for trying!
Adriane Booker says
Thank you this was my first time making this and it turn out great
I made it ! They taste as good as they look!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! 🙂
Rosie! We had a little cookout yesterday and I received soooooo many compliments about the yams: competes with my mother-in-law, actually better, someone thought it was Thanksgiving, etc lol. They were hands down delicious, awesome recipe! I want to try your sweet potato pie next. I noticed cloves is not in that recipe. Could I add 1/4 tsp or will it be too strong?
No, you can definitely add clove if you’d like 🙂
Rosie….can I prepare the candied yams the day before and bake them on thansgiving?
You can make them the day before, and reheat.
i love all your recipes they are so flavorful and easy. i make the baked candied yams and corn pudding every year and everyone loves them . im also adding your mac n cheese broccoli casserole and dressing recipes this year thank you for sharing these treasures
i love all your recipes they are so flavorful and easy. i make the baked candied yams and corn pudding every year and everyone loves them . im also adding your mac n cheese broccoli casserole and dressing recipes this year thank you for sharing these treasures
Thank you for trying my recipes. Happy Holidays!
This sounds amazing! I have a question for you- would I be able to use canned yams for this recipe? Or will it turn out mushy? I have canned yams on hand right now.
I personally don’t care for canned, but you can give it a try.
Jo Anne Hurst says
I made this and everyone loved it that liked yams. I do not like them or sweet potatoes, but people ask for this recipe and I give them this site. I put a little orange zest in mine, not sure if that is ok, but no one complained. Thank you for such a good recipe!!
Hi Rosie, I’m going to make these for thanksgiving tomorrow and was wondering if I can prepare everything tonight and not bake till tomorrow? Will the yams hold up ok with the sugar syrup on them overnight?
You can give it a try. I’ve never done that.
Can I cut my potatoes the day before and pour mixture over and bake the next day?
Yes, you can.
beau valdez says
i first made this recipe about 3 years ago for thanksgiving, and now my mother in law insists that i bring my candied yams every year. huge hit. thanks for the recipe!
Arlene M. Puliafico says
I can understand why you have so many positive comments regarding this recipe. I made them for Thanksgiving, but I I prepared them the night before and cooked them in the morning. This is the second time I’ve made them. My question is: Why I waited a whole year to make them once again? These yams or sweets are absolutely amazing, not to mention easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing a ‘gem’ recipe.
I apologize if you’ve answered this already, but I made these yams and let me tell you they are fantiasic. I’ve yet to master cooking for 1 person. Have you ever frozen them before?
No, I never have froze them before
Arianna Griffith says
So, I neeeever leave comments on things but I wanted you to know this! This recipe was a hit!! You see, this was my time away from family and I usually leave it up to my Southern Aunties to cook the Southern food while I bring salads. This year I was asked to help cook for my husbands family and I volunteered to make Candied Yams after reading your recipe. I was told over and over again how they were the best yams ever. Thanks!!!!!
Ursula Baker says
Hi Rosie, I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious. I made them along with your black eye peas with turkey wings instead of turkey tails. Also a winner! I am currently preparing the ham hocks for the collard greens crockpot recipe that you posted and I will be making your potato salad to go along with a ham for dinner tomorrow. I don’t cook much but when I do I go in and your recipes have been the best by far! I’ve made several of your recipes and they have definitely been a pleasure for my family! Thank you so much! Oh yeah, your chicken, shrimp and smoked sausage stew for Tuesday night! 🙂
Olacia Akon says
Hi Rosie My review is late but I just wanted you to know that these turned out perfect. I have never cared for the way my husband makes candied yams and always raved about the way my grandmother made them but I could never duplicate it. Found this recipe and I could tell from the pictures and the videos that I had the right one. They turned out perfect. My hubby was doubtful, looking over my shoulder as I prepared them and side eyeing me the whole time. He licked the platter clean! We hardly ever eat all our leftovers but these were eaten for days until they were gone. Thank you and I hate to cook but I love your recipes. I am about to try your fried chicken recipe today. I love your site!
My family and I love this recipe. I’ve been using this candied yam recipe for over a year. I just have one question. My butter seems to separate from my spices when on the stove. Do you know what I’m doing wrong? Once I bake, I skim the butter off the top. I then add a few more spices and a little brown sugar. The yams start to caramelize nicely. Any suggestions? I look forward to trying more recipes.
What kind of butter are you using?
My butter seems to separate from my spices when on the stove. Do you know what I’m doing wrong? (this is the same thing that happens to me. I use Country Crock in the tub…
Hi Ann. Country Crock in the tub is margarine. That’s whats going on 🙁 . Try using real butter my luv. Happy Holidays!
Randy Hightower says
I just made this recipe for my Easter dinner. It was the first time I have ever made candied yams, EVER! My kids, and friends loved my yams, and it was easy to make. They thought I snuck out of the house, and picked the yams up from somebody else lol! They were delicious, and they were a hit! I am newly divorced, and I never really had to cut. I will be using your recipes on other dishes that I look forward to making. Thank You!
Shantinique Mitchell says
Omg, I love these recipes a so much.! Thank you so much for creating this website for people like me
Glad that you like my recipes! XOXO
Pamela Wright says
Victoria Gaskins says
This is so good! I cut the white sugar down to 1/2 c because I didn’t want the kids to go to crazy. Thank you for this recipe.
Wanting to know if i could use Pictsweet frozen precut sweet potatoes for this recipe? Or do you recommend cutting my own? I would greatly appreciate your reply. Thank you!
Use fresh 🙂
Gurrrrrrl, made this “test run” for my first Thanksgiving that I would be cooking this year… and let me say I’m sure the pan was left empty in 17 mins flat. 1st, 2nds, gone. Thank you
LOL! Thanks for trying my recipe!
LOVE THIS RECIPE & ROSIE!!! Made this for my Friendsgiving and will be making again tomorrow for thanksgiving! Thanks for all the yummy food Recipes Rosie!!!!!!!
Hi Amber! I’m so glad that you liked the recipe! Happy holidays!
As always Rosie, your recipes are always spot on..!! I will be making your above recipe plus I am doing your recipe for a slow cooker ham. Thanks for everything you do.
Simple and delicious! I added mini marshmallows to the top for the last 5 minutes of baking uncovered. ALso upper to 400 degrees after the first 30 min in the oven.
Rosie, tried your recipe and loved it! These are the best and easiest yams ever! Baked and sliced yams (easier for me to handle) and sprinkled pecans on top. Thanks for elevating my yam game!!
The most flavorful and delicious sweet potatoes that I made for Thanksgiving! So glad I found this recipe! My go-to recipe from now on!! Thanks you!!
I didnt have any ginger so I used ginger ale in my mixture and it came out INCREDIBLE!!
Hi Rosie! I tried the candied yams for Thanksgiving and they were delicious. I will be using the recipe again.
Oh. My. GOODNESS!!!
These were LIFE CHANGING!! Thank YOU!!!!
I always Thought I disliked yams or candied yams- so did my boyfriend but it’s been years since we had them and I love My cooking vs everyone else’s lol – I decided To make them for thanksgiving –
Found your recipe and didn’t even realize it was from you until today!!!! Everyone loved them! We smashed! Even my 8 year old daughter liked them!
You’re about to take over my whole kitchen .
I wanted A Mac n cheese recipe like my sister in laws- yours is sooo much better- my daughter eats it for a snack for the next couple days after I make It. We love the soul food Mac n Chz! It’s one of my all time top recipes now!
I’m so excited to try your stuffing because everything else my whole family has loved! Your recipes have fit in perfectly with mine!!!!!
Tania Torres says
Yaaassss!! These were amazing, thanks so much for the recipe! Even my sister, who’s the most picky eater, loved them! Thanks so much!
Birdie Harms says
Hi, I made this dish for our Thanksgiving dinner. No one but me and maybe two other people like candied yams in my family so I didn’t make very many. I served them with a few small marshmallows on the top since my grandkids like those and let them get golden before serving. My daughter really doesn’t like candied yams AT ALL!~!!!! But, for some reason she tasted these since I told her it was a new recipe. She LOVED them. I thought she was teasing me. But, then they are coming for Christmas dinner and she said to be sure I served candied yams. I thought she was kidding and she said no, just make sure it is the same recipe you served at Thanksgiving!!!!!! WOW!!!! That is a definite quality endorsement of this recipe. She is a very picky eater and doesn’t like anything imitation, and isn’t crazy about traditional foods. I am definitely keeping this recipe in my archives. Thank you so much for such a great video. I made the glaze the first time and had to throw the glaze out because I overcooked it. So, I learned not to keep it on the stove for long at all. Just enough to dissolve the sugars, right? Again, many thanks!!!!
My absolute FAVORITE sweet potato recipe! I’ve made these several times. SO DELICIOUS!!!!
The Best! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Blessings and greetings to you and yours. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving a cple years back and the family went CRAZY, over this delicious dish. I lost the recipe and so I opted out of making the yams last year and let me tell you…folks were upset!! By God’s grace I FOUND it again!! Saved and tucked now..lol My question is…can I make this ahead of time and for how many days will it keep in the fridge before baking?
Made for Easter dinner and it was fantastic. I’ve already forwarded this recipe to family members.
Stephanie Davenport says
This is an excellent recipe!!! Wow…cooked in the oven with no fuss! The timing in cooking this dish is very accurate!! This dish is perfection in itself!!! Delicious!!! There are really no words appropriate to describe this dish!!! It makes you go “mmmm”! Thanks so much for sharing this exquisite dish!!! I will be cooking this again!!! Have a blessed day,\.
These were amazing! I normally just buy Bruce’s Yams, but these turned out 10 times better!
This has become one of our family’s favorite recipes!
So glad that you like my recipe Donda! XOXO
Pamela Jenkins says
This recipe was great! So delicious!
Jo West says
Rosie this was sooooo good. My mom showed me how to make these so many times and they never tasted like her yams. I followed your recipe and GIRL my husband loves my yams. So good I could have cried when I tasted them the following day. Thank you!!
Thanks for giving my recipe a try!
Made today, these were delicious and had my kitchen smelling amazing. Thank you!
Perfecting my candied yams has been on my vision board for three years! So happy I found your blog. These yams were the bomb! My momma’s left cheek is still burning i didnt use the ground cloves and I didnt have brown sugar so I used a bit more white sugar and added some molasses. OMG! I’m a fan! Potato salad up next!
This is such a lovely recipe and some of the most delicious candied yams I’ve ever had. I’ve searched for the perfect recipe and this is it! Thank you!
Zarinah Pearson says
Hi Rosie thank you for sharing your amazing recipe with us. This is my third Year baking your candied yams and my family loves it! God bless you
I made this last year for Thanksgiving and it was great. Everyone lived it. My question is…this year, I’m trying to prep as much as I can ahead of time. Can I set this up the day before and just throw it in the oven on Thanksgiving?
You can make it the day before. I never prepped it the day before though .
That works for me! Thank you!
Best recipe ever. Made these last Thanksgiving and everyone raved about them. Will be making them every year. Thanks for sharing
I tried this recipe a couple months ago because one of my cousins told me about iheart recipes and it was a hit! I’m making them again today for Thanksgiving! Food was great and directions were simple and spot on!
Ashley Cruz says
I just wanted to say that I found this recipe a few years ago, and EVERYONE loved them! So now this is the dish that I am expected to bring for holidays every year. It’s a big hit, thank you! These are delicious yams.
EVELYN ELLISON says
I luv these candied yams!! I have made this recipe now for 3 years and my family all loves it. It is easy to make and it makes the kitchen smell so good.
My mother-in-law normally makes the candied yams, but this year we were on our own for Thanksgiving and our oven broke! We also prefer candied yams to have a little bit of a crisp to them, so I used this recipe but grilled them instead. I cut the yams a little thinner, maybe more like a 1/4 inch thick and pre-cooked them part – way in a covered casserole dish with some water in the microwave. Then I drained the water and coated the yams with a little more than half the prepared sugar mixture and laid them on an aluminum cooking sheet so they could spread out as much as possible. I laid a loose aluminum cover over top and grilled them at about 350 and turned them when the bottoms crisped. Then I coated them with the rest of the mixture. Once they were soft, we cranked the grill up a little higher for another 5 minutes to put a nice finishing crisp on them. As far as overall taste, they were delicious and smelled like pumpkin pie! I think a little less sugar overall and more brown sugar versus white sugar would be the variation I would try next time. Thanks for the delicious recipe!
Maria bratton says
Hi your recipe was great thank you
Can’t wait to make these for Christmas. I’ve been searching for a good candied yams recipe that is similar to my grandma’s. I can’t go back home for the holidays but imma bring the south to me!! Thanks, can’t wait to check out your other recipes!
Nadeen Risi says
If I wanted to prep these ahead of time would I make the butter/sugar mixture to pour on top and store in the fridge until ready to bake?
Make everything the day of 🙂
Omg, this is the first time I am cooking for the holiday, and your recipe is a hit! I want to thank you kindly for sharing this gem! Happy Holidays!
Kell Belle says
YUMMO! This is me leaving a comment to enter your contest for a gift card. One of fave recipes 🙂
Wanda Smith says
I always follow this recipe!
I tried this recipe maybe 3 years ago, and was instantly hooked. I told my daughter that I was not cooking at all this year, and she said “ At least make the sweet potatoes Ma!” Definitely a hit in my home!
Latonia Teria says
Hey Cousin Rosie! This was the recipe that introduced to me to the iHeart family. I can’t remember if I saw if first on YouTube or Facebook. One of my favorite recipes.
Cynthia Palmer says
Jennifer Heard says
This is so much easier and tastes so good
This recipe BANGSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!
Beranda Gladney says
I love Candied yams!!! And this is the best recipe I’ve tried for candied yams!! It’s so delicious.. thanks for sharing your recipes.
This is the only recipe I use for yams. Absolutely delicious!!!
Made this last year for thanksgiving and everyone loved it! Might make it again this year fir the potluck on thanksgiving day.
Cousinnnnnnnnnnnn this candied yam recipe is one I have been using now for a few years. I am a good cook but I’m always looking for ways to be even better and ever since I’ve found you I think I’m all that, lol. Thank you so much Rosie!
I would love if you assisted with blessing my kids a great Thanksgiving, featuring all your recipes of course ☺️
Alisha Sampson says
Absolutely canNOT wait to try this recipe for Thanksgiving!!… Especially next to my Mac & Cheese with a little sauce drizzled on it!!
Single mother of 5 here
Thank you Rosie this looks delicious I want to try it for thanksgiving.
Thanks for the opportunity to win free groceries! I’m a single mom to my 8 yr old son. I teach and I’m from Chicago. Currently living in South Bend, IN with my son. I love all of your recipes
Sister-Friend! Now I’m a southern gal and I’m officially now the yam, collard greens & cabbage and cornbread auntie. Every time I turn around someone is asking me make these dishes. I keep giving them your recipe and, they like mine don’t turn out like yours. Thank you for sharing your love of food with us.
Hey cousin! I can not wait to try this delicious looking recipe for thanksgiving. My mouth was watering just reading and viewing the recipe.
I found your video and instructions on the candied yams recipe just right for this Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing your gift!
Adrienne Chapman says
My favorite side is macaroni and cheese hands down. Those yams look amazing. I hope I win the drawing
Shanell McClure says
I love this recipe and will be trying it this holiday season. This is my entry for the drawing!! My favorite sides are greens, yams, dressing, potato salad, and black-eyed peas with okra.
Danielle Guidry says
Hey cousin I’m entering your Thanksgiving giveaway contest my favorite sides are mac & cheese, yams, rice dressing, cornbread dressing ,green bean casserole, potato salad, glazed ham, fried turkey, beef, roast Mashed potatoes & gravy
Been making this candy recipe for years. It’s simple and delicious!
I had to comment finally! This is a permanent part of my feast days repertoire, I’ve made it every holiday for the last five years. It is perfection and people always asks for seconds. Thank you.
Robin Calderon says
Just made this for the first time. This will definitely be a new traditional Thanksgiving dish!
Made these days ago for the holiday today. They were very easy to make and reheated up great. They were a big hit and will definitely be my new ‘go to’ candied yams recipe for the holidays. Thanks for an easy and great tasting recipe!
Sandy Gonzalez says
Entering the drawing- Trued this recipe for the first time this year… SOOOO GOOOOOD!
I’ve been wanting to make authentic soul food candied yams for quite awhile and this recipe was perfect! Thank you. They turned out so good – perfect texture, perfect sweetness. And it was simple and easy to follow!!
I made these yams for Thanksgiving this year and they were a big hit! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!
I am the type of person that really has anxiety when cooking something that I am not familiar with but I tried this recipe for Thanksgiving yesterday and when I tell you that they came out perfectly is an understatement! Everyone kept asking who made the yams and I proudly said that I did. They devoured the big casserole dish that I had made. Definitely will be making this again! Thank you so much Rosie for this recipe!
Annabelle Sanchez says
Worse candied yams ever. Did you have family members say nice things and put stars
These were so delicious. At first you think that such a small amount of butter mixture wouldn’t be enough for all these potato slices, but my advice is to just trust the process. I think the 2nd round of the butter mixture really helps. I have tried several of your recipes and each one has been very tasty. Thank you so much.
These were so delicious and super easy! Everyone loved this recipe. I will definitely make this over and over again. Thanks so sharing!
Years ago, my mother-in-law gave me her Thanksgiving Yam recipe that was my husband’s favorite dish. On our last move, a few boxes went missing, including most of my cookbooks–and the yam recipe. My dear MIL had since passed away so I tried replicating it from memory, but it was never the same and several years went by of ho-hum yams. When I saw your recipe, it sounded almost exactly like the one I’d lost. Tried it out last Thanksgiving and the results were amazing. In fact, you made a grown man cry! My husband choked up for a moment and said it was like having Mom back at dinner. He recovered and went back for seconds! It’s now on our annual holiday rotation. Thank you!
Aweee. Thank you so much for trying my recipe! I’m glad that your husband loved the recipe!
Yvette R Gibbs says
This is recipe is exactly like my grandmother’s. Exactly. I knew the ingredients, but not the amounts. Perfection!!! Ive made it several times. My whole family loves it. My mom really loves them, makes her think of her mom. Thank you so much
Awee!! Thanks so much for trying my recipe!! XOXO
Danielle Currir says
I want you to know that I found your recipe several years ago and since then it has been a staple for both thanksgiving and Christmas meals for my large family. Even my husband who says yams have never been a favorite loves these and makes sure I am going to be making them. Thank you so much for such a simple yet very delicious recipe.
Danielle C. and family
Thank YOU so much for that awesome comment Danielle! Happy Holidays.
I have an upcoming luncheon at my job and I’m definitely gonna be using this recipe. It looks so delicious so I can’t wait to taste