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Southern Candied Yams

An Olive Oil Recipe

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Prep Information

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


6-8 people



  • 5 medium sized yams
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Butter Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash the yams
  • Peel, then slice the yams in 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • Place the yam slices in a 9 x 13 baking dish
  • Heat the Butter Olive Oil over low heat. Sprinkle in the white and brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and ground clove.
  • Turn off the stove, mix the ingredients, and then add in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the candied mixture over the yams, and try to coat all sides of the yam slices with the mixture.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the yams in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the yams from the oven, and baste them with the candied mixture.
  • Cover the yams and bake them for another 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the yams from the oven and let them sit for about 10 minutes before serving.
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