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easy stove top candied yams recipe
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Easy Stove Top Candied Yams

Homemade easy stove top candied yams cook in a rich sauce made with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. This recipe makes a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving and any holiday!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 331kcal
Author Dee


  • 4 large yams
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Wash, peel and slice yams into ¾-inch slices
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat
  • Place yam slices in a single layer in skillet, and cook for 10 minutes per side
  • Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together, and sprinkle over yams
  • Reduce heat to medium, and let simmer for 30 to 35 minutes, basting frequently, or until yams are soft, but firm


You can add more butter as the yams cook, if needed to make a thinner sauce
Yams can be sliced anywhere from ½ inch to ¾ inch


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.3mg