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Candied Yams

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Candied Yams
En Español

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  • Makes: 6 servings

Enjoy this side dish for a Thanksgiving treat or anytime yams are in season. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups yams
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon flour (sifted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange peel
  • 1/3 tablespoon margarine, tub (soft, unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut yams in half and boil until tender, but firm (about 20 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into ¼-inch thickness.

3. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.

4. Place half of sliced yams in medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.

5. Dot with half the amount of margarine.

6. Add second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the order above. Add orange juice.

7. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Notes

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Heart Healthy Home Cooking: African American Style.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup (66g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 80
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars included 8 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 21 mg
Iron 0 mg
Potassium 167 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 80
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars included 8 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 21 mg
Potassium 167 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Copper 65 mcg
Iron 0 mg
Magnesium 12 mg
Phosphorus 20 mg
Selenium 0 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 244 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 11 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 1 mcg
Folate 11 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 0 mg
Choline 6 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/4 cups

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