|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: Serves 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Simple and delicious, these maple-glazed yams are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday or as an easy side dish for a weeknight meal. The maple really brings out the yam's natural sweetness and great flavor.
- 2 pounds yams or sweet potatoes
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional: white pepper or fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.
Add the lemon juice to a mixing bowl with a quart of cold water.
Peel the yams and cut into 2-inch chunks. Toss them in the lemon-water mixture as you work to prevent discoloration.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and add the maple syrup, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
Drain the yams, but don’t rinse. Add to a mixing bowl and pour in the butter-maple mixture, salt, and pepper. Toss with a spatula to combine.
Line a baking pan with foil or silicone baking mat. Spread the yams on the pan until evenly spaced.
Bake until fork tender, about 25 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl and pour over the extra butter/maple mixture from the baking pan.
Serve hot or at room temperature and enjoy!