Baked Yams With Ginger-Molasses Butter

Baked Yams With Ginger-Molasses Butter
Baked Yams With Ginger-Molasses Butter

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup unsalted butter - (1 stick) room temperature

  • 3

    tablespoons golden brown sugar - (packed)

  • 1

    tablespoon mild-flavored (light) molasses

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1

    Pinch ground cloves

  • 3

    tablespoons minced crystallized ginger

  • 6

    yams - (8 oz ea)) rinsed, patted dry (red-skinned sweet potatoes

Directions

Mix first 6 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Stir in crystallized ginger. Season with salt and generous amount of pepper. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover; chill. Bring ginger-molasses butter to room temperature before using.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pierce yams in several places with fork; bake on rimmed baking sheet until tender when pierced with fork, about 50 minutes. Cut lengthwise slit in each yam and press in ends to open top. Spoon 2 tablespoons ginger-molasses butter into each yam and serve. This recipe yields 6 servings.

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