Delicious Candied Yams Recipe

These candied yams are deliciously sweet, and oven-baked to perfection for the perfect Fall and Winter side dish recipe.

Candied yams have been a southern recipe staple for more than 100 years.


– yams or sweet potatoes – unsalted butter – light brown sugar – vanilla extract – ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375°. Add the yams or sweet potatoes to a large bowl and set aside.

Put the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium-size pan or pot and heat over low heat while whisking until the  butter is melted and the mixture is combined.

Pour the butter-brown sugar mixture over top of the yams or sweet potatoes in the bowl and thoroughly mix until coated.

Transfer the mixture to a 13×9 casserole or a similar sized baking dish and cover in foil or a lid.

Bake in the oven at 375° for 45, remove from the oven, stir and place  back in the oven for another 45 minutes or until the yams or sweet  potatoes are very tender.

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