Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pecan Praline Candied Yams

This is one of my Mom's Thanksgiving must-haves (and one of my favorites too). The pecan topping caramelizes to form an almost candy-like crust. It's a sweet and decadent side dish that's perfect for any holiday feast.

  • 3 cups yams, precooked (if you use canned yams, be sure to drain the liquid)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the butter, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, mash together milk mixture with the yams, sugar, eggs, and salt.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Crumble the topping over the yams.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.


  1. This sounds amazing! Making it for Thanksgiving dinner!

  2. Omg!!! This was a huge it today!! I'm glad I went with this recipe. :)

  3. So glad you liked it!! One of my family's all-time favorites. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!