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!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Squire Fox

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr to 1 hr 5 mins at 350°
15 mins
8 to 10 serving plus leftovers


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; total fat 15g; saturated fat 10g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 41mg; sodium 230mg; potassium 432mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 4g; sugar 24g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 161IU; vitamin c 8mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 1mg.

Reviews (4)

78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5.0 stars
I've been making this recipe for several years now. My extended family looks forward to this dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. Even non-sweet potato fans love it. They are the best sweet potatoes in my book.
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This recipe was bomb diggity!! My bestie does like yams but one serving usually sufices. He ate 4 servings!! It's amazing and I'm so glad you made this available online. Something about the carmelized oranges makes this stand out from the crowd. I usually use oj in my yams but the carmelization of the sugars in the oranges brings an intensity of flavor that just knocks it out of the park!
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How come there are oranges on the top but not in the recipe
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I found this recipe for candied yams in a BHG magazine a few years ago and tried it for Thanksgiving. My family won't eat yams cooked any other way. Frequently preparing this dish throughout the year. Thanks Tyler for sharing.Pat