Keith’s Candied Yams

Try our rendition of a southern classic.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 5-6 lbs of skinned and chopped sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Keith Lorren’s Dessert Spice
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup dark spiced rum
  • 1 orange quartered
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and simmer until tender.
  3. Drain potatoes.
  4. In a sauce pot, add sugar, honey water, lemon, orange, flavorings, salt, nuts, rum and bring to a boil. 
  5. Place potatoes in a casserole dish and pour sauce over potatoes. 
  6. Place butter slices over potatoes.
  7. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.