Candied yams are a popular dish for Thanksgiving dinner. They are made from sweet potatoes and sugar.
The sugar is cooked until it caramelizes, which adds a sweet flavor to the dish.
The candied yams are served as a side dish with turkey or ham. They can also be served as an appetizer or dessert if desired.
How to make the Best Candied Yams
To prepare, wash the sweet potatoes and peel them off. You can cut the potatoes in any shape you like.
On medium-high heat, place two sticks of unsalted butter in a saucepan and once it’s about to melt completely, add the brown sugar and white sugar. Then you’ll add the orange zest, ginger, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, and salt then give it a stir.
Let it simmer then add vanilla extract, give it another stir, and pour in the condensed milk—this will give a really good flavor. Once everything is well mixed together, remove the pan from the heat.
Now grab the baking dish and place the yams in it. Pour the syrup on top of the yams then add a little bit of cinnamon powder on top and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 to 40 minutes until the yams are nice, soft, and gooey.
- One cup of white sugar
- one cup of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon powder
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 sticks of unsalted butter
- 4 medium size sweet potatoes
- 14-ounce sweet condensed milk
- one pinch of clove