Maple-Glazed Yams Recipe

glazed yams
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
182 Calories
4g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 182
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 448mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 3g
Calcium 59mg 5%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Add the lemon juice to a mixing bowl with a quart of cold water.

  3. Peel yams and cut in 2-in chunks, and toss in the water as you work to prevent discoloration.

  4. In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat and add the maple syrup, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.

  5. 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.

  6. Line a baking pan with foil, or silicon mat. Spread the yams on the pan until evenly spaced.

  7. Bake until fork tender, about 25 minutes.

  8. Transfer to a serving bowl, and pour over the extra butter/maple mixture from the baking pan. Serve hot, or at room temperature.