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Candied Yams

Contributed by: Jacqueline MarshallAdded: Nov 26, 2013 at 01:56 PM


Sweet & Gooey, Tender Cinnamon-Spice Yams
  • Serves 8 as a side dish

    Best Used By Blood Types:
    • Dessert
    • • 3-4 medium Sweet Potatoes (Yams)
    • • Butter or Margarine
    • • Cinnamon
    • • Sugar
    • • Brown Sugar
    • • Fresh Grated Ginger
    • • Nutmeg, Allspice, Cloves (or Pumpkin Pie Spice mix)
    • • Mini-Marshmallows
    How to make it:
    1. Pre-Heat Oven to 450
    2. Peel and Chop sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces and place in a large mixing bowl.
    3. Add 1 stick of Melted Butter or Margarine, 3/4 cup Sugar and ¾ cup Brown Sugar, & add spices to taste - mix well.
    4. Mixture should be gooey and look like dark brown cinnamon-sugar (can add extra sugar/butter as needed to get gooey consistency).
    5. Pour mixture into large baking pan and use a rubber spatula to get all of the sugar mixture in.
    6. Bake at 450 for about an hour (stirring half way through) until sweet potato pieces are soft all the way through.
    7. Top with mini-marshmallows and bake until toasted (3-5 mins)
    8. Serve and Enjoy!

    BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

    NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
    Yam1 A A B B B B N N
    Potato (Sweet)1 ,2 A N B B B B B N
    Allspice3 N N A A A A N N
    Nutmeg3 N N N N N N A N
    Clove  N N N N N N N N
    Ginger3 B B N B B B B B
    Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
    Cinnamon3 N N N N A A N A

    BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

    Dairy Product(s)
    NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
    Butter3 A A A A N N N N

    [1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
    [2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
    [3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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