Everyday Meals

Candied Yams with Pecans


  • 2 pounds yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar, divided, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 14small marshmallows(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add yams and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 12 to 15 minutes.


  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Drain and transfer to a bowl with butter, 4 tablespoons brown sugar, cream, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Mash until all ingredients are incorporated and butter is melted. Transfer to a casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and cinnamon. Arrange pecans and marshmallows over the top.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

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