Enjoy the holiday spirit any time of the year with our easy recipe for Candied Yams. From our table to yours. Get the best flavours and brighten everyday.
Preheat oven to 400°. Butter a medium baking dish.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, orange juice, butter, cinnamon stick, bourbon if using, nutmeg, and salt.
Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until it has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. When reduced, remove and discard cinnamon stick.
Meanwhile, prep potatoes: Peel potatoes and slice into 1/2″ rounds, then layer in prepared baking dish. Pour thickened syrup over potatoes and cover dish with aluminum foil.
Bake 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake about 50 minutes to 1 hour more, basting with sauce every 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly before serving.