Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Baked Candied Yams Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Original Recipes by Food Republic via Youtube


Fall season calls for candied yams, and this mouthwatering recipe from Original Recipes by Food Republic on YouTube is one of the best out there. It’s a decadent side dish you can make during the cozy season that will surely complement any main dish you serve. It’s quick, easy, and tastes so good! My family truly loves this recipe and would always ask for seconds. Try this today and see for yourself. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.



  • 6 tbsp melted butter, divided
  • 3 lb yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 whole cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped


Step 1

To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease your casserole dish with some butter. After this, prep and cut your ingredients accordingly, then transfer the chopped yams to your prepared casserole dish. Next, add 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 5 whole cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup orange juice, orange zest, 6 tbsp melted butter, and 1/4 tsp salt to a small saucepan.

Greasing the casserole for the baked candied yams
Image credits: Original Recipes by Food Republic via Youtube


Step 2

Set the stove on medium heat and cook while stirring constantly for three to four minutes. After this, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract. Now, pour the mixture over the yams and mix them well, making sure all the yams are coated properly. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil, place it in the middle rack, and bake for 30 minutes. After this, take the foil off and mix the yams with the sauce from the bottom. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until the yams are tender. After baking, garnish it with 1/3 cup chopped pecans and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Assembling the candied yams
Image credits: Original Recipes by Food Republic via Youtube

Baked Candied Yams Recipe

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