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Candied Yam Casserole with Brown Sugar Streusel

In my family I am in charge of cooking for Thanksgiving and this is one recipe that must be on the menu every year. Traditional candied yam flavor taken up like 10 notches with a bubbly, crunchy brown sugar crumble.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 412kcal


Candied Yams

  • cups canned yams drained
  • 1 zest large orange
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 zest large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Brown Sugar Streusel

  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter frozen & cut (1 stick)


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • In a large bowl, add yams (drained) and mash until smooth with light chunks. Stir in orange juice, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, brown sugar, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and salt.
  • In a separate bowl or food processor add pecans, flour, brown sugar, salt and butter and mix until combined into moist clumps.
  • In a greased casserole dish, pour yam mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle brown sugar crumble over top and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes then carefully remove aluminum foil.
  • Bake on broil for another 1-3 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Keep an eye on it while it broils - it can go from perfectly browned to burnt very quickly.
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You can make the streusel by mixing with your hands or you can
also pulse in a food processor.
You can substitute in any nuts that you prefer in the streusel.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 1415mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 483IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg


Bowl Set
Food Processor - large - 8 cup
Casserole Dish
Aluminum Foil

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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