Candied Yams with Apples

by / Wednesday, 27 November 2013 / Published in Recipes
Candied Yams with Apples
Serves 8
Cooking an elaborate Thanksgiving meal often takes a toll on us. After spending hours on turkey, we are hardly left with much time or energy to prepare the side dishes. But what would be a Thanksgiving dinner without its classic side dishes? So if you in search of a side dish which won’t make you sweat in the kitchen, try candied yams. Spare hardly 10 minutes of your time for prep work and leave the remaining job to the oven. Once ready, these candied yams ooze out wonderful combination of sweet and tangy flavors which is bound to bring a smile on the guests’ face. Every family has their own secret recipe to cook candied yams to perfection. However, most of them come with toppings like sugar, marshmallows or butter which makes the dish mouthwatering but pose a threat to your health. So if you are a health buff, then ditch these notorious ingredients and throw in few apple chunks instead. When roasted with the yams, they add a hint of mellowing mushiness to the dish and boost its flavors with its fruity sweetness. It’s like enjoying a brisk preview of the sweet dishes before the actual business of puddings, ice creams or pies begins. Now run off to the recipe to make both the sweet tooth and taste buds happy all at once.
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  1. • 1 lb Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into ½’’ chunks
  2. • 3 lb yams, peeled and chopped into 1’’ dices
  3. • 2 onions, sliced into 1’ wedges
  4. • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  5. • 1 tsp salt
  6. • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  7. • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  8. • ¼ cup honey
  1. Warm up your grill or smoker to about 350 degrees F.
  2. • Put yams, apples and onion chunks into a large foil pan.
  3. • Pour in the honey, followed by butter and sprinkle the spices on top.
  4. • Season with some salt and toss them all together until well combined.
  5. • Bake for an hour while stirring occasionally.
  6. • Increase the heat to about 500 degrees F and continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until the liquid evaporates and the yams brown nicely.
  7. • Serve right away.
  1. Image credit:
Adapted from Adapted from Country Living
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