Spiced Yams | Reader's Digest

Spiced Yams

Don't be afraid to try something different when planning your holiday menu.

By Molly O'Neill from Reader's Digest | November 2006

spiced yams Spiced yams are a tasty alternative to the usual gooey sweet potato casserole.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced chile pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch squares
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch squares
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine first 6 ingredients. Set aside.

    [step-item number="2" image_url="" title="" ]Melt butter in large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add yams, tossing to brown. Add apples and toss; remove from heat. Drizzle cider mixture over yams and apples; toss. Sprinkle with salt.

  • 3

    Bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Toss every 5 minutes, adding more cider if necessary to avoid sticking. Serves 8.