Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping

Need a gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and fodmap friendly side dish? Maple-Glazed Yams with Pecan Topping could be an awesome recipe to try. This recipe serves 6 and costs $2.13 per serving. One portion of this dish contains approximately 6g of protein, 30g of fat, and a total of 660 calories. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 433 would say it hit the spot. If you have brown sugar, orange zest, yams, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Simply Recipes. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 78%. This score is solid. Try Bourbon Yams With Pecan Topping, Blackberry Crisp with Maple-Pecan Topping, and Maple Pork & Sweet Potatoes With Toasted Pecan Topping for similar recipes.

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

6 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)

1 1/2 cups pecans

Salt

3 lbs of yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes), peeled, cut into 1/4 inch rounds

Equipment:

oven

pot

baking pan

aluminum foil

blender

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Heat a large pot of salted water (add a tablespoon of salt for every two quarts of water) until boiling. Add the yam rounds. Cook the yams until the water starts to simmer again, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, then rinse in cold water.2 Butter a baking dish. Arrange the yam rounds in the baking dish, overlapping the pieces, layering the yam rounds to fill up the dish. Sprinkle each layer liberally with salt. Sprinkle the yam rounds with orange zest if using. Pour maple syrup over yams. Dot with 2 Tbsp of the butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until yams are almost tender, about 20 minutes.3 Put 3/4 cup pecans in a blender or spice grinder and grind into a coarse meal. Coarsely chop the other 3/4 cup of pecans. 4 Mix the ground pecans and brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Using your fingers, mix in the remaining 4 Tbsp of butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Mix in the chopped pecans.5 Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the yams. Bake the yams, uncovered, until the topping browns, about 15 minutes.

 

Step by step:


1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Heat a large pot of salted water (add a tablespoon of salt for every two quarts of water) until boiling.

3. Add the yam rounds. Cook the yams until the water starts to simmer again, about 4 minutes.

4. Remove from heat, drain, then rinse in cold water.2 Butter a baking dish. Arrange the yam rounds in the baking dish, overlapping the pieces, layering the yam rounds to fill up the dish. Sprinkle each layer liberally with salt. Sprinkle the yam rounds with orange zest if using.

5. Pour maple syrup over yams. Dot with 2 Tbsp of the butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until yams are almost tender, about 20 minutes.3 Put 3/4 cup pecans in a blender or spice grinder and grind into a coarse meal. Coarsely chop the other 3/4 cup of pecans. 4

6. Mix the ground pecans and brown sugar together in a medium bowl. Using your fingers, mix in the remaining 4 Tbsp of butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.

7. Mix in the chopped pecans.5 Sprinkle the pecan mixture over the yams.

8. Bake the yams, uncovered, until the topping browns, about 15 minutes.


Nutrition Information:

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659k Calories
5g Protein
29g Total Fat
96g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
659k
33%

Fat
29g
46%

  Saturated Fat
8g
56%

Carbohydrates
96g
32%

  Sugar
30g
33%

Cholesterol
30mg
10%

Sodium
321mg
14%

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Protein
5g
12%

Manganese
2mg
132%

Potassium
2032mg
58%

Vitamin C
39mg
48%

Fiber
11g
47%

Vitamin B6
0.72mg
36%

Copper
0.71mg
35%

Vitamin B1
0.44mg
29%

Vitamin B2
0.45mg
27%

Magnesium
84mg
21%

Phosphorus
197mg
20%

Folate
58µg
15%

Vitamin A
683IU
14%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Iron
1mg
11%

Calcium
99mg
10%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.96mg
10%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Vitamin K
7µg
7%

Selenium
2µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.21µg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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