Your Thanksgiving table isn’t complete without Miss Robbie’s Candied Yams. A sweet and savory side dish perfect for a southern meal.
So many years ago I shared this recipe for Candied Yams that I adapted from Miss Robbie from Sweetie Pies. The photo was horrendous so I decided to make these again and share an updated photo with you.
I basically cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal in one morning to recreate several old photos and just couldn’t muster up much food styling by the time I was through. I’m taking a Foodtography Class so hopefully you will get some exquisite food photos soon. For now, the updated photos are much better than what they were. And making these again reminded me why I loved them so much the first time. My niece and I enjoyed our early Thanksgiving meal immensely.
Back when I first shared this recipe, I was a fan of Oprah’s OWN channel and one of my favorite shows to watch on that channel was Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Their food looks absolutely scrumptious so when Oprah offered up several of Miss Robbie’s recipes on her website I was quick to make them. I don’t watch regular tv that much anymore so I don’t even know if they are still on the air but I do know this recipe stands the test of time!
These candied yams are perfect for a Sunday dinner with your family or for Thanksgiving dinner. They were absolutely heavenly with a sweet syrup taste to them. I wanted to make the syrup a little thicker than what was called for so I separated the potatoes from the syrup and let the syrup thicken on the stove top.
Miss Robbies Candied Yams
8 minPrep Time
60 minCook Time
1 hr, 8 Total Time
- 4 large sweet potatoes
- 8 tablespoons margarine
- 1 c sugar
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 c water
- Peel sweet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Cut into 3/4 inch slices.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Toss in sweet potatoes and stir to mix. Reduce heat to low and cover.
- Cook for 45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
- Remove potatoes from pot and place in serving dish.
- To thicken syrup, cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until thickened. (Sauce will thicken as it sits so don't thicken too much.)
(recipe slightly adapted from Miss Robbie via Oprah.com)