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Candied Yams

Candied Yams

Candied Yams in a Brown Sugar Spiced Bourbon Sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet Potato Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 282 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and coined
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp bourbon optional
  • 3-4 dashes black walnut bitters optional


  1. In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and toss to coat.

  3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until fork tender.

Recipe Notes

  • The last 2 ingredients, Bourbon and Black Walnut Bitters, are optional but will take your candied yams to the next level. 
Nutrition Facts
Candied Yams
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.