Candied Yams

Candied Yams
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  • 2 cups minimarshmallows (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons apple juice
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick)
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 ½ pounds yams, as uniformly sized as possible

Heat oven to 350°F. Place yams in a large pot (they should fit in a single layer). Cover with cold water and add salt and cloves. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cover pot and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until yams give only a little resistance when pierced with a sharp knife, about 20 mi...

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Variations on Candied Yams

  • Candied Yams
    • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • +2 other ingredients
  • Candied Yams
    • 2 pounds garnet yams or sweet potatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger root
    • +5 other ingredients

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