Candied yams are delicious for a vegan Thanksgiving table or anytime at all! This candied yam recipe adds seasonal sweetness to your Fall table. My Mom makes this as one of her traditional vegan Thanksgiving recipes, but it’s delicious all year round!
This dish is easy for an everyday family dinner or for company. While the yams are simmering, you’ll have 40 minutes to prepare the rest of the meal.
Reprinted with permission from It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan by Rebecca Gilbert.
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- 10 medium yams
- Large pot of boiling water
- ½ cup margarine
- ¾ teaspoon salt add more to taste
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- ¾ cup pecans chopped (optional)
- Wash yams thoroughly. Place in large pot of boiling water. Be sure yams are covered with water. Bring water to boil again. Then simmer yams for about 40 minutes, until tender.
- Drain yams. Cool. Peel yams and slice.
- In a large skillet, mix margarine, salt, sugar, vanilla, and ½ cup water. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil and cook 3 minutes, uncovered.
- Reduce heat. Add yams and pecans to mixture in skillet. Heat uncovered for about 5 minutes.
- Serve yams alone or with nuts spooned over them.
Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!
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