Candied Yams – Thanksgiving Special




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Candied Yams – Thanksgiving Special

Candied Yams – Thanksgiving Special


  • 2-4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown or brown sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy vanilla almond milk (or whipped cream)
  • 2 ½- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ - 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon real vanilla extract


  1. Wash and dry yams Cut off the the tips of sweet potatoes. Peel & Slice potatoes into ½ thick circles Place into a 12 x 9 casserole dish. Set side.
  2. In a medium size pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until well blended Add almond milk and stir until creamy. Stir in cinnamon, maple, and vanilla extract. make sure you taste the mixture to make sure it is good enough before hand. 
  3. Pour mixture over potatoes. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. 20 minutes into baking, remove the foil and add marshmallows into the candied yams and back for another 20 minutes.
  4. Remove candied yams from the oven after it's done. Remove foil. Plate and spoon syrupy sauce over the yams.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy this lovely southern dish. 

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