Candied Yams Recipe

Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch for your Thanksgiving get-together.
Traditional Candied Yams

Traditional Candied Yams

Sweet and gooey, this recipe is a fall favorite for kids and adults alike. Whip up a big batch; these are sure to disappear quickly.

By: Molly Ashton

Ingredients

7-8 large yams
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
approximately 20 large marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

1. In a large pot of water, boil yams until almost fork tender. Tip: Do not over-boil; a little on the firm side is better than too soft.
2. Remove yams from water and set aside to cool.
3. Once cool, remove skins. Cut yams into approximately 1-2 inch cubes, keeping the size consistent.
4. In a large sauté pan, melt butter, then add brown sugar and stir to mix.
5. Add the cubed yams, cooking on medium/low heat, stirring often until the sauce caramelizes.
6. After about 10 minutes, add large marshmallows and continue to cook on low heat so the marshmallows melt into the caramelized mixture. Simmer on very low heat until ready to serve.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Tarragon Green Beans With Almonds Recipe

Take everyone's favorite green veggie — green beans — up a notch with this flavorful recipe that features fresh herbs and a crunchy nut topping.

Brussels Sprouts With Red Onions and Hazelnuts

Topped with sauteed onions and crunchy hazelnuts, these Brussels sprouts are so tasty that your family won't realize they're gobbling down a good-for-you roasted veggie.

Southwestern-Style Poblano Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Forget store-bought mix: With toasted pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and just the right amount of kick from roasted poblano peppers, this homemade stuffing is destined to become your family's new favorite.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup With Fried Sage Leaves

Warm up your fall guests with this creamy and oh so satisfying soup. Great as a first course or as a healthy, light meal when served with rustic bread and artisanal cheeses.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Treat your Thanksgiving guests to a side dish that's both tasty and healthy. The addition of cranberries and pine nuts lends the earthy Brussels sprouts a bit of sweetness and crunch.

Thyme-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips Recipe

Roasted root vegetables are a hearty seasonal staple of many tables in the fall. Seasoned with olive oil, thyme and citrus, this fresh take is sure to become one of your family's favorite dishes.

Herb Roasted Turkey and Gravy Recipe

Fresh parsley, rosemary and thyme give this turkey a savory flavor your family and Thanksgiving guests are sure to love. Turn the pan drippings into a thick gravy that's the perfect complement to your bird.

Cranberry-Ginger Relish Recipe

Your Thanksgiving guests will flip for this twist on the seasonal favorite. This not-too-sweet relish goes great with roast turkey, chicken or pork.

Individual Maple Sweet Potato Souffles

Maple syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness to these light and airy fall side dishes. Top with toasted pecans for an earthy crunch.

Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

Whether you prefer your stuffing in or out of the bird, this easy recipe is the perfect complement to Thanksgiving's main event.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.