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Candied Yams

A bit of margarine and some orange juice make this dish sweet.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


3 medium yams (1½ C)

¼ C brown sugar, packed

1 tsp flour, sifted

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp grated orange peel

1 tsp soft tub margarine

½ C orange juice

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 110
Total fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 115 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrates 25 g
Potassium 344 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  • 2
    Cut yams in half and boil until tender, but firm (about 20 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into ¼-inch thickness.

  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.

  • 4
    Place half of sliced yams in a medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with half of the spiced sugar mixture. Dot with half the amount of margarine.

  • 5
    Add second layer of yams, topping with the rest of the ingredients. Add orange juice.

  • 6
    Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

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