This is another one of those Autumn recipes that we seem to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas regularly and gets rave reviews from family and friends. It’s a fairly simple recipe and is a great way to enjoy yams with a bit of flair.
- 4 lbs yams, peeled and cubed (1/4 inch)
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup butter, cold (divided in half)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- Pre-heat to 400 F.
- Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large pot bring water with about 1 tablespoon salt to a full boil.
- Add yams and bring back to a boil, cook for about 5 minutes, drain and rinse under cold water, patting dry with paper towel.
- Place yams in the baking dish, Sprinkle with salt.
- Pour maple syrup over yams and using half the butter place portions evenly over top.
- Cover with foil, and bake approx. 25-30 min. until yams are nearly tender.
- In a small bowl combine flour and brown sugar, add remaining butter mixing with fingers until it resembles crumbs, mix in pecans.
- Remove yams from oven and sprinkle the pecan mixture evenly over top.
- Return to oven (uncovered) to bake for another 20 minutes.