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Pecan Caramel Yams Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melissa Everett
Added: Sunday, October 7, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
5 yams or sweet potatoes
Topping:
(about 5 cups mashed)
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Bake yams in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until tender when poked with a fork. Allow yams to cool, then peel and mash well. Mix in the next five ingredients and pour into a greased 2 quart dish. Mix cream and brown sugar in small saucepan and cook over medium heat until it reaches softball stage (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat and mix in butter and pecans. Pour over yams and bake at 350 for 20 minutes until hot and starting to brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These yams will get rave reviews every Thanksgiving. They're almost better than dessert. The butter added to the mashed yams can be omitted, and results are still delicious.

 

 

 

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