Recipes and Cooking Florence Mama's Candied Yams 4.4 (79) 4 Reviews This candied yams recipe makes a great holiday side dish. And if you want to learn how to make candied yams for the first time, this easy recipe is a great one to try! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 1, 2010 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Squire Fox Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 60 mins Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 100 mins Yield: 8 to 10 serving plus leftovers Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise in 1/4-inch-thick rounds 1 orange, thinly sliced into rounds 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter* 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 3 cinnamon sticks ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In an ungreased 2-quart baking dish place sweet potato slices, overlapping slightly and covering the dish. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then add the orange slices. Pour the mixture over the potatoes, covering the entire surface. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake 40 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove foil and bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until the top is golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Makes 8 to 10 servings plus leftovers. * If you like, you can reduce butter in this recipe. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 309 Calories 15g Fat 42g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 309 % Daily Value * Total Fat 15g 19% Saturated Fat 10g 50% Cholesterol 41mg 14% Sodium 230mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 24g Protein 2g Vitamin C 8.3mg 42% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 432mg 9% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.