Monday, November 24, 2008

The Best Yams I Have Ever Had!

Makes a 2 quart casserole, serves 6 to 8 people. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Bake 6 to 8 yams, enough to make 3 cups after being mashed.

Mix and beat until smooth:
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. milk
Add yams into the mixture.

Topping:
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. flour
4 tsp. butter
2/3 c. crushed pecans
Spread over top. Marshmallows optional.

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
My husbands family weren't big on yams when I first got married. To make Thanksgiving meal complete I brought them every year to their dinner. I inevitably would bring home half a dish because only my family ate them.
One year a friend gave me this recipe. I brought it to the inlaws and they have been eating them and asking for them ever since. Yummy! I'm making them this week:)

6 comments:

jessl said...

Yams are my daughter's favorite food. She'll love this recipe. Thanks

Sherri Jorgensen said...

We will miss you for Thanksgiving! And we will miss your yams too.

Alli Chic said...

Carla, I'm so making these for Thanksgiving this year. I'm so excited and know everyone will love them!
Allison
ps awesome site!

Jim Auwen said...

I yam what I yam and I will NEVER eat a yam. You already knew that about me though.
Jim

My Time to Blossom said...

Jim-
I am going to let Meri borrow my Deceptively Delicious cook book so she can sneak all the foods you refuse to try into your food. Yams will be easy:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the recipe!!! It was a hit ;)