Gram's Yams

Pecans make this sweet potato dish delish!

Posted in , Oct 8, 2014

Sisters Wanda (left) and Nova and their yams

Sisters Nova and Wanda have a family feud every Thanksgiving over who has the best yam recipe. Which do you prefer?


6 medium sweet potatoes 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 stick oleo or butter ½  c. chopped pecans
1 c. light brown sugar  


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake sweet potatoes until soft, about 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight.

2. The following day peal the potatoes and slice lengthwise into 4 slices per potato. Place slices in a glass baking dish that has been prepared with a light coating of cooking spray.

3. Melt oleo and brown sugar in the microwave and pour over the potatoes. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and cover with chopped pecans.

4. Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, or until potatoes are hot. Remove from the oven, and prepare to be transported to heaven!

Serves 8

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