Easy Candied Yams made on the stove top are simple to make with just a few common ingredients.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: candied yams, sweet potatoes, yams
6large yamsor sweet potatoes
1/2cupgranulated white sugar
1cuplight brown sugar
Peel the yams and cut into 1 inch cubes.
Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat and add the yams.
Whisk the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl.
Pour the sugar mixture over the yams and stir to coat.
Cover the saucepan and turn the heat to low.
Cook the yams for 1 hour or until the yams are fork tender. (Stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from scorching from the sugar.)
Toss the yams to coat with the sauce.
Stir in the vanilla and bourbon, if using.
Candied Yams can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and heat them right before serving by warming in a large saucepan over medium heat.VariationsYou can add your favorite spices to make these yams more tasty. Add a dash of cayenne for some added heat. Or a pinch of curry powder. Smoked paprika adds a nice BBQ flair.