Baked Pecan Yams

Baked Pecan Yams

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 butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
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Method: 

Preheat 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, if desired. Spread yams evenly in a square baking dish and smooth the top.

In a small bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of 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 carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 5g protein
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