Friday, November 26, 2010

Grandma's Baked Yams

Here is the much requested yam recipe. I realize that it is after Thanksgiving, but these really are good enough to eat any time. (Actually, I was going to put this recipe up before the holiday but realized I didn't have a picture... and after making them for Thanksgiving, I still don't have a picture. No excuse. You'll just have to trust me that these are DELICIOUS!)

Grandma's Baked Yams

3 cups mashed yams
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla

1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans and/or walnuts)

1. cook yams in skins. (I usually slice into about 4 dics and boil) When soft, peal and mash with electric mixer.
2. add sugar, milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla
3. pour yams into a 9x13 pan
4. Blend brown sugar,butter, flour, and nuts until crumbly. Sprinkle over yam mixture
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

This is the original recipe, BUT I think the topping to yam ratio is too much. When I make a 9x13 pan I always double the yam part of the recipe and leave the topping the same. (Because the yam layer will be twice as thick, you'll need to bake for close to an hour. The yams 'puff up' when they bake, so when the middle finally 'puffs' they're probably done.) If you only want to make a single recipe, just put the yams in a smaller pan and use half the topping.


1 comment:

  1. these were sooooooo good. Definently my favorite dish last night. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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