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Recipe: Praline Yams with Orange Sauce

November 7, 2011

Well, I just have time to post a quick recipe, but it is a great one! If you are looking for a new way to serve sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, this is the way to go.

Praline Yams with Orange Sauce

  • 4 medium yams (can use sweet potatoes)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves-you don’t have to toast them, but it makes it better 🙂

Cook your yams until done – in the oven, microwave, or even boiled in water. I like an oven method for best results.

Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.

Peel cooked yams and cut in chunks. Place in your mixer and mash. Beat in the eggs and  (only) 1/4 cup of brown sugar, (only) 2 tablespoons of butter, and the salt.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish.

Level the top and arrange the pecan halves in some decorative fashion. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar and then drizzle with the 1/4 cup of melted butter.

Pop it (uncovered) in a 375* oven for 20 minutes if your potatoes were warm, 30-35 min. if they are cold.

Orange Sauce

  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of corn starch
  • a few sprinkles of salt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Combine all the ingredients, EXCEPT butter in a small skillet. Using medium heat, boil until it thickens, turn off heat, then add the butter and stir until melted. Serve this sauce over the casserole.

You can make the yam recipe through the mashing and placing in the casserole dish. Refrigerate. To make the casserole, place the pecans on top, with the brown sugar and butter. Then finish  according to directions.

Only makes 6 servings, so feel free to double it, but remember it might take a bit longer to warm through.



This recipe is from Taste of the Country, third edition, submitted by Alice Mathews of Alexandria, LA.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl Manney permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:34 pm

    Sounds good!!! I’ll be making this one for Thanksgiving!

  2. Maria permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:39 pm

    This really is the BEST EVER recipe!!

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