Maple-Glazed Yams Recipe

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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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Simple and delicious, these maple-glazed yams are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday, or as an easy side dish for a weeknight meal. The maple really brings out the yam's natural sweetness and great flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds
  • yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • White pepper or fresh ground black pepper to taste, optional

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Add the lemon juice to a mixing bowl with a quart of cold water.
  3. Peel yams and cut in 2-in chunks, and toss in the water as you work to prevent discoloration.
  4. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat and add the maple syrup, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
  5. Drain the yams, but don’t rinse. Add to a mixing bowl and pour over the butter/maple mixture, salt and pepper. Toss with a spatula to combine.
  1. Line a baking pan with foil, or silicon mat. Spread the yams on the pan until evenly spaced.
  2. Bake until fork tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl, and pour over the extra butter/maple mixture from the baking pan. Serve hot, or at room temperature.