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      RECIPE TITLE "Candied Yams Recipe"
    Source: Casual Cuisines of the World - Diner,
    Courtesy of Cooking.com

    yieldsServes 8 time---difficultyeasy

    The dark, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato commonly known as the yam has been a Southern staple since colonial times, and candied yams have enjoyed wide popularity since the late 19th century -- especially at Thanksgiving. Try them alongside roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy.

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    5 yams or sweet potatoes, unpeeled, about 4 lb total weight

    For Topping:
    1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and allspice

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      RECIPE METHOD

    Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.

    Wrap each yam in aluminum foil, pierce all over with a fork and place on a baking sheet. Bake the yams until tender when pierced with a sharp knife, about 1 hour.

    Remove the yams from the oven, and reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Unwrap the yams immediately and let cool. Using your fingers or a sharp knife, peel the yams and cut crosswise into slices 1 inch thick.

    FOR TOPPING: In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, walnuts and pumpkin pie spice. Using a fork or your fingertips, mix until coarse and crumbly.

    Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Place half of the yam slices in the prepared dish, arranging them in a single layer. Sprinkle evenly with half of the topping. Layer the remaining yam slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining topping. Place the baking dish on a baking sheet. Bake until the topping melts and is bubbling, 15-20 minutes.

    Spoon onto warmed plates and serve immediately.

    Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

      Nutrition Facts
    Serves 8
    Facts per Serving
    Calories: 479 Fat: 17g Carbohydrates: 81g
    Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 42mg Protein: 5g
    Fiber: 7g % Cal. from Fat: 32% % Cal. from Carbs: 68%

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