Candied Yams Recipe

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Beverly Ruiz Modified: March 23, 2022
Candied Yams

How To Make Candied Yams

For an instant but still nutritious dessert treat, try these candied yams. It’s starchy and rolled in sugar and pumpkin pie spice to have that savory taste.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • ½cupunsalted butter
  • 6yams,peeled and sliced
  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • tsppumpkin pie spice
  • kosher salt,to taste


  1. In a large high sided skillet, add butter and set over medium-high heat. When the butter is melted add the sweet potatoes and toss to combine.

  2. Add the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to the skillet. Stir to combine.

  3. When the sugar is melted, lower the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

  4. As the potatoes cook they will start to soften so be careful when stirring that you don’t break up the potatoes.

  5. When the potatoes are fully cooked and the sauce is thick, taste the potatoes and add kosher salt to taste.

  6. Serve hot.


  • Calories: 382.32kcal
  • Fat: 15.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.25g
  • Fiber: 5.39g
  • Sugar: 24.14g
  • Protein: 2.20g
  • Cholesterol: 40.67mg
  • Sodium: 403.49mg
  • Calcium: 49.83mg
  • Potassium: 1100.38mg
  • Iron: 0.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 22.33mg
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