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.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||4 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|