Recipe courtesy of Nona Flye
Total:
40 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 3 cups sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine 
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Directions

Add the yams to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until the yams are slightly underdone, about 15 minutes. Drain with a colander and return the yams to the pot. 

Add the sugar, margarine, nutmeg and vanilla and stir together, being careful not to break up the yams too much. Cook over medium heat until the sugar and margarine begin to take on a syrupy consistency and the yams are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. It has not been tested for home use.

Categories:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Sandra's Candied Yams

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Pittman

Southern Style Candied Yams with Gingersnap Crunch

Recipe courtesy of Treva Chadwell

Grandma's Candied Yams

Banana-Yam Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Yam Som O

Recipe courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

G. Garvin's Yams

Recipe courtesy of G. Garvin

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here