Candied Yams

We updated the Southern staple candied yams recipe so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's an extra-easy choice to heat and take to your next family gathering or potluck dinner.

Candied Yams

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¼

    cup butter

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 4

    pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick slices

  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • Optional:

  • ½

    tsp. of each. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

Directions

1. Microwave butter in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 30 seconds to 1 minute or until melted; stir in vanilla and salt. 2. Stir together granulated sugar and brown sugar in a medium bowl. 3. Layer potatoes and sugar mixture in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker, beginning with potatoes and ending with sugar mixture. Pour butter mixture over top. Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours or until potatoes are tender. 4. Transfer potatoes to a serving dish using a slotted spoon, reserving liquid in slow cooker. Keep potatoes warm. 5. Remove 1/3 cup liquid from slow cooker; whisk cornstarch into 1/3 cup liquid until smooth. Carefully pour remaining liquid from slow cooker into a medium saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over potatoes. Serve immediately.


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