Baked Pecan Yams

Baked Pecan Yams

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Recipe Rating: 3.74418
Serves 4 to 6
A wonderfully healthy alternative to the popular marshmallow-covered version of old. With cinnamon-flavored pecans and a subtle tang of citrus, it promises to be a new holiday favorite.
Ingredients: 
  • 4 medium Jewel or Garnet yams
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method: 
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake yams for about one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. The skins should peel off easily when they are still warm. Peel yams and mash with butter and juice. Spread yams evenly in a square baking dish and smooth the top.

In a small bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Spread evenly over the top of the yams. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until pecans are toasted and the yams are hot and bubbly.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 330 calories (160 from fat), 18g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 41g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 5g protein.
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