Candied Yams

High heat caramelizes these yams. The s'more-like topping is optional, but kids will love it.

Yield: 8 to 12 servings
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  • 3 (40-oz.) or 4 (29-oz.) cans cut yams, well drained (we tested with Sugary Sam sweet potatoes in syrup)
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 large marshmallows (optional)


  1. Arrange yams in a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over yams. Combine butter and next 2 ingredients. Drizzle over yams. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows over yams, if desired, and bake 5 more minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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