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Baked Candied Yams - Soul Food Style

Candied yams are a huge part of southern cuisine. Check out how easy it is to make these soul food yams today!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine comfort food, Southern/ Soul Food, Thanksgiving
Keyword Candied Yams, holiday recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!