Candied Yams


The natural sweetness of the potatoes is enhanced by maple syrup and aromatic spices and balanced by the heat in a scant pinch of cayenne.

  • 4Servings


  • 2 large sweet potatoes (1 1/2 lbs.)
  • 3 Tbs. rice syrup
  • 3 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kudzu


Preheat oven to 400ûF. Peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks. In shallow 13 x 9-inch baking dish lined with aluminum foil, spread potatoes in single layer.

In food processor or blender, combine syrups, orange juice, vanilla extract, ginger, tamari, cinnamon, cloves, salt, cayenne and kudzu. Process until smooth. Pour over potatoes; mix well.

Cover and bake 20 minutes. Remove cover, stir well, and bake until potatoes are soft when pierced with fork or knife, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 153
  • Carbohydrate Content: 37 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 478 mg