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Paula Deen Candied Yams

Paula Deen’s recipe for candied yams, which uses sweet potatoes, is a must-try if you’re looking for a sweet and delectable side dish to go with dinner.

Making these candied yams will be a pleasure, and they don’t actually require a lot of time to be cooked, making them ideal for busy people. However, I will try to go through everything related to this Paula Deen recipe today in the hopes of making things more clear and, of course, assuring you will get the best result you are seeking.

Paula Deen Candied Yams

What Are Candied Yams?

Traditionally, to make Paula Deen’s candied yams, a famous Southern meal that is a Christmas must-have, you boil sweet potatoes, bathe them in butter and brown sugar, and then bake them until caramelized.

However, there are a variety of ways to make this Paula Deen candied yams dish, you can use fresh, frozen, or even canned sweet potatoes, but the best results will be by using fresh sweet potatoes from your local supermarket.

Is Candied Yams Good For You?

Yes, this Paula Deen candied yams dish is full of nutrients, especially vitamins A, B5, B6, potassium, and manganese, alongside that they contain fiber and are not high in calories.

Yams can have a positive impact on your digestion system due to the fiber, also, it has Vitamine A which will benefit your eyesight.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Yams – We will be working with fresh sweet potatoes and following Paula Deen’s instructions, however, you can use canned sweets which can be found near the canned pumpkin and/or in the baking section.
  • Butter – Feel free to use your favorite brand of butter, though make sure to cut it into slices so it can be evenly distributed on the yams.
  • Brown Sugar – This will give your Paula Deen candied yams that caramelized taste, if brown sugar isn’t an available option just go ahead and use regular sugar.
  • Miniature Marshmallows – We won’t be using this on our recipe today, but if you want to you can just place Marshmallows on top of your yams before baking it.

Should I Boil Or Bake The Yams?

For the greatest results with this Paula Deen candied yams recipe, baking is recommended; this is how we’ll get the caramelized flavor we’re all after. If you try boiling your yams instead of baking them, though, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below.

Paula Deen Candied Yams Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes were peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water

Paula Deen Candied Yams Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F.
  • Toss the sliced sweet potatoes with vegetable oil and spread them out equally on a baking pan.
  • Place them in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until tender, soft, and caramelized.
  • Keep an eye on your yams while they bake, as you want to remove them from the oven as soon as they get black to avoid them from burning.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and water and cover lightly with cooking spray.
  • Continue stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved; when it begins to boil, decrease the heat and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat when you observe a thick and mildly bubbling mixture.
  • Finally, when the yams are done, pour the sauce over them and coat evenly before serving.

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Adding marshmallows on top of your Paula Deen candied yams before baking is an option if you want to try it!
  • You can omit the marshmallows and just enjoy the flavor of the brown sugar sauce.
  • Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts work well with this Paula Deen candied yams, just sprinkle the nuts on top of the yams or mix them into the dish.
  • To add more flavor to your candied yams, go ahead and add some orange juice or fresh orange zest.
  • For a spicy touch, you can add allspice or ground ginger
  • Try to choose long, thinner sweet potatoes as they are easier to cut into similar size pieces.
  • When cutting your yams make sure they are into even-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate.

What Pairs Well With Candied Yams?

Here are some great options to serve with your candied yams:

Can you make Candied Yams in advance?

No, I wouldn’t recommend doing that, especially if you are thinking about storing your candied yams in the freezer as they’ll become watery when you heat them back up again.

However, having some leftovers is something else, you can either store your Paula Deen candied yams in the fridge or the freezer which isn’t recommended as shown below:

How To Store Candied Yams In The Fridge?

  1. Allow your candied yams to room temperature before going any further.
  2. Place your yam leftovers in an airtight container then store them in the fridge.
  3. Properly stored, your Paula Deen candied yams leftovers can last for up to 3-5 days in the fridge.

How To Store Candied Yams In The Freezer?

  1. Cool down your candied yams leftovers to room temperature as a first step.
  2. Store your candied yams in an airtight container then place them into the freezer immediately.
  3. Properly stored, your Paula Deen candied yams leftovers can last for up to 1-2 months in the freezer.

Note: Freezing your Leftovers isn’t recommended I suggest keeping any leftovers in the fridge and consuming them as soon as possible.

How To Reheat Paula Deen Candied Yams?

  1. Start by placing your candied yams into an oven-safe dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  2. Reheat your candied yams in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes or 15-25 minutes (if dealing with frozen candied yams).

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Paula Deen Candied Yams Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 293
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 7.3g
  • Cholesterol 31mg
  • Sodium 424mg
  • Potassium 301mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
  • Dietary Fiber 2.8g
  • Sugars 33g
  • Protein 1.7g
  • Vitamin A 364%
  • Vitamin C 24%
  • Calcium 4.4%
  • Iron 5.7%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Paula Deen Candied Yams

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 45 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:293 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Paula Deen’s recipe for candied yams, which uses sweet potatoes, is a must-try if you’re looking for a sweet and delectable side dish to go with dinner.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss the sliced sweet potatoes with vegetable oil and spread them out equally on a baking pan.
  3. Place them in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until tender, soft, and caramelized.
  4. Keep an eye on your yams while they bake, as you want to remove them from the oven as soon as they get black to avoid them from burning.
  5. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat, then add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and water and cover lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Continue stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved; when it begins to boil, decrease the heat and simmer for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat when you observe a thick and mildly bubbling mixture.
  8. Finally, when the yams are done, pour the sauce over them and coat evenly before serving.

Notes

  • Adding marshmallows on top of your Paula Deen candied yams before baking is an option if you want to try it!
  • You can omit the marshmallows and just enjoy the flavor of the brown sugar sauce.
  • Chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts work well with this Paula Deen candied yams, just sprinkle the nuts on top of the yams or mix them into the dish.
  • To add more flavor to your candied yams, go ahead and add some orange juice or fresh orange zest.
  • For a spicy touch, you can add allspice or ground ginger
  • Try to choose long, thinner sweet potatoes as they are easier to cut into similar size pieces.
  • When cutting your yams make sure they are into even-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Saturated Fat 7.3g37%
Cholesterol 31mg11%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 301mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 47g16%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 33g
Protein 1.7g4%

Vitamin A 364%
Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 5.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Eleanor

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

How much corn syrup do u use u never mentioned it

Eleanor

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

How much corn syrup do u use