A use-what-you-have cook, Gerard Klass's mom always put SunnyD in her yams. So, the chef and co-owner of Soul Bowl in Minneapolis does, too--along with plenty of butter, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Source: Midwest Living


Credit: Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 35 mins
6 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan, stir together punch, sugars, butter, water, vanilla, five-spice powder and cinnamon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until slightly syrupy and reduced to 2 cups, about 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place a steamer basket in a Dutch oven. Add water to just below the basket. Bring water to a boil. Add yams to steamer basket; cover and reduce heat. Steam until yams are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange yams in a 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Pour candied yam sauce over yams. Bake, uncovered, until hot and bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 41mg; saturated fat 10g; carbohydrates 89g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 66g; protein 2g; vitamin a 17848.5IU; vitamin c 27.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 14.3mcg; sodium 470mg; potassium 502mg; calcium 71mg; iron 1.1mg.