Yams Sensational

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Just right for the holidays! Serve this delicious, pretty yam dish and your friends will think you’re a gourmet chef. Hint: It’s really easy to prepare! Tested at high altitude.”


  • 2mediumyams
  • 1cuporange juice( freshly squeezed or canned/reconstituted)
  • 4tablespoonsbrown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoonnutmeg
  • 4tablespoonsfinely chopped pecans
  • Directions

  • Bake yams (skin on) at 350-degrees until tender when pierced with fork (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  • Remove from oven and wrap in damp paper towel.
  • Increase oven temperature to 450-degrees.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Peel off skin.
  • Slice yams into 1/2″ thick rounds.
  • (For extra-nice presentation, after you’ve cut the rounds, use a cookie cutter to create scalloped edges or fancy shapes.) Place yam slices in a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and pour orange juice over all.
  • Mix nutmeg with brown sugar and sprinkle atop each slice.
  • Top each slice with finely chopped pecans.
  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and pecans slightly toasted.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “For those who like yams (I don’t but make them anyway) I am told these are to die for. I’ll take there word on it and rate it as I am told.”

  • “We loved this dish with our holiday meal. I baked the yams the night before and then sliced into cubes. I took the orange juice and added a tbsp of light brown sugar and dash of nutmeg, mixed and put in a large ziploc bag. As I added in the yams to the ziploc bag I added brown sugar to each layer of yams in the bag.Marinated this until dinner next day, turning the bag during the day.Before baking, I added a cup of juice and yams to pyrex dish.Then as I layered the marinated yams I sprinkled each layer with brown sugar/nutmeg mix.Baked in oven at 325 for 25-30 minutes. These were delicious and not overly sweet (sugar to your taste). The work was already done so last minute assembly was easy!!”

  • “A great way to do yams without all the sugar and marshmallows. I did cut back on the nutmeg.Will certainly make this again.”

  • “I like this recipe as it uses less sugar than some of the other ‘candied’ yam recipes.After tasting these with the fresh orange juice, I can see that they can turn out sweet and delicious with less sugar!I microwaved my yams before slicing/peeling them instead of baking.I wanted to make the cute shapes as suggested, but either my cookie cutters are too big, or the yams too small.I also found I was out of pecans so just left them off.Turned out delicious anyway!Hope to use the pecans next time. Thanks!”