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Cider-Glazed Yams with Pears

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins
Cider-Glazed Yams with Pears
  • 2  pounds  yams or sweet potatoes
  • 3  tablespoons  cornstarch
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 2 1/4  cups  apple juice or apple cider
  • 1/2  cup  golden raisins or chopped pitted dates
  • 4  teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 4  ripe medium pears, cored and sliced

1. Peel yams. Cut off woody portions and ends; discard. Cut into 1-inch-thick pieces. In a covered large saucepan, cook yams in enough boiling water to cover about 10 minutes or until tender; drain.

2. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, combine cornstarch, salt, and allspice. Stir in apple juice, raisins, and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Gently stir in pears and yams; heat through. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Cook the yams and the sauce for Cider-Glazed Yams with Pears as directed; cover and refrigerate separately for up to 24 hours. To serve, stir the pears and cooked yams into the sauce; heat through. Be careful not to overcook because the yams may fall apart.
Nutrition Facts (Cider-Glazed Yams with Pears)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 211,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 52,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 79,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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