candied yams

Candied Yams

Bring the flavor of Thanksgiving to your dinner table a little bit early with this candied yams recipe. This deliciously sweet and savory recipe is made with a blend of sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, and plenty of spices. Whether enjoying it as a side dish or dessert, it’s sure to become a favorite in your house.

Prep: 20Cook: 55Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x


  • 5 large sweet potatoes ~2lbs
  • 6 tbsp butter 
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 8oz mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and grease 9×9 dish. Alternatively use a 9×13.
  2. Peel and chop sweet potatoes in 1/2 inch rounds. Add sweet potato rounds to dish.
  3. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, add sugars, orange juice, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Stir until boiling. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and let cook an additional 5 minutes or until syrup has thickened slightly. Turn off heat.
  4. Pour syrup over sweet potatoes and coat each potato as best you can.
  5. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Take off foil and baste sweet potatoes with syrup. Bake another 50-55 minutes uncovered. Baste with sauce every 15 minutes.
  6. Add marshmallows with 10 minutes left. Let cool slightly before serving!
Author: ErinCategory: holiday, dinner, sweet potato, gluten-free,side dishMethod: ovenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free