Forget the canned stuff this year! Make these Slow Cooker Candied Yams from scratch.
Hello! I am sharing a holiday side dish today for you. My husband adores candied yams and I finally took the time to make them from scratch! In years past I’ve been delegated to pick up the canned yams and often I can’t find them. Now that I know how easy it is to make these from fresh yams, I won’t have to go searching for canned.
I start with thick sliced red garnet yams. I add a cornstarch and water slurry, melted butter, cinnamon, cloves, salt and molasses.
4 hours later the yams are falling apart tender, see below. I then add the brown sugar to sweeten.
Stay tuned the next few weeks and I will be sharing more holiday recipes. Have a great week!
- 4 lbs. red garnet yams
- 1.5 cups water
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. cloves
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 Tbsp. molasses
- 1.5 cups brown sugar (add at the end)
- 6 quart or larger
Peel the yams and slice into 1 inch slices. Add to the slow cooker.
In a small bowl whisk together the water and cornstarch. Add to the slow cooker.
Add the butter, molasses, cinnamon cloves and salt. Wait to add the brown sugar. Stir.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
After the cooking time is done, add the brown sugar and gently stir.
Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional values are approximate. If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations. Values are for 1/12 of the recipe.
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