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Candied Yams

  • Author: Speshyl
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 100 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


  • 2 jumbo yams
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • marshmallows


  1. Boil jumbo yams for 45 minutes. Let the yams cool enough for you to be able to handle them. Remove the skins and slice each yam into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt 4 tbsp of butter. Add the brown sugar, and mix until it is somewhat dissolved. Add in orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined & simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees.
  4. In a baking dish, pour some of the glaze on the bottom and place down one layer of yams. Pour over a third of the glaze, and repeat the process until all of the yams and glaze are in the dish.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes, basting with the glaze halfway through.
  6. Remove the dish from the oven and add marshmallows to cover the top. Stick the dish under your broiler for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows are nice and toasted. Serve.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American, Southern