Spiced Yams

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

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

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  • 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


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Toss every 5 minutes, adding more cider if necessary to avoid sticking. Serves 8. [/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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