Super Easy Baked Candied Yams

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These Baked Candied Yams make a delicious side dish, and they are super simple to prepare.

Growing up, Baked Candied Yams were a staple side dish at our family gatherings like Sunday dinner, reunions, Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. After all, its just not Thanksgiving without candied yams made completely from scratch.

Baked Candied Yams Recipe

In my family, we call sweet potatoes ‘yams’, even though we are well aware that they are an entirely different food. We can’t be the only ones, right?

If you are a candied yam lover like me, you will LOVE the taste of these traditional baked candied yams!

Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Baked Candied Yams


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice or vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds.
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  4. Layer the sweet potato slices in an ungreased 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
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  6. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add sugar, stirring until well combined. Stir in whipping cream and stir until creamy and smooth. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, maple syrup and lemon juice.
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  8. Pour sugar mixture evenly over sweet potatoes. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
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    Baked Candied Yams Recipe

  10. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  11. Remove from the oven, and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Baked Candied Yams Tips

  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes up to 3 days in advance. Place them in a bowl, covered in cold water and refrigerate.
  • To prepare this recipe in a slow cooker, follow steps above. Cook on low for 4 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes?

I hope you enjoyed this Baked Candied Yams Recipe. Check out all of my recipes for even more tastiness. If you make this recipe, make sure to share it with me on Facebook or Twitter.

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