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Sweet Southern Yams

Yams are a great side dish to add color and a candy-like sweetness. They’re something to whip up and allow to bake while you’re cooking a main dish. Definitely not healthy by any means, but the taste is worth racking up the calories for.


  • 12 Yams
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Boil yams in skins until about half done.
  3. Drain water from yams, remove skins, and cut into cubes.
  4. Place cubes in a greased baking dish and dot with margarine.
  5. Make a syrup by boiling brown sugar, water, and vanilla together. Pour over the yams.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, basting frequently with syrup. Cook until yams are tender.

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