Maple-Candied Yams

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 45 minutes



2 1/2 lb. long narrow yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes; about 4), peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks

1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. On baking sheet, toss yams with oil to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 30 minutes, or until yams are almost tender, turning after 20 minutes.
  3. Drizzle maple syrup over yams and turn to coat. Bake 15 minutes longer, turning and coating in syrup occasionally, or until tender and golden brown.
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