Maple glazed yams with pecan topping

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Maple glazed yams with pecan topping

New postby bridesmom on Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:24 pm

Had this at a potluck dinner last weekend. I could sit and eat nothing else!! It's delicious. It's a definite for us for Christmas!


4 lbs of yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes), peeled, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
8 Tbsp (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter a 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add yams. Cook until water returns to a simmer, about 4 minutes. Drain; rinse in cold water.

2 Arrange yams in baking dish, overlapping pieces. Sprinkle with salt. Pour maple syrup over yams. Dot with 3 Tbsp of butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until yams are almost tender, about 25 minutes.

3 Mix flour and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add remaining 5 Tbsp of butter. Rub in with fingers until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Mix in pecans.

4 Sprinkle pecan mixture over yams. Bake yams until tender, about 20 minutes.

Serves 12.

Note: can be made ahead. Do steps 1-3 the night before. The next day bring the yams to room temperature in the microwave, sprinkle the mixture over the top, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
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Re: Maple glazed yams with pecan topping

New postby fabric_addict on Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:38 pm

Oh. That does sound good. Thanks for the recipe.
I wonder if I could adapt some of the same ingredients into a pie?
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