|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 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp salt
- White pepper or fresh ground black pepper to taste, optional
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Add the lemon juice to a mixing bowl with a quart of cold water.
Peel yams and cut in 2-in chunks, and toss in the water 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 over the butter/maple mixture, salt and pepper. Toss with a spatula to combine.
Line a baking pan with foil, or silicon 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.