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As we settle into fall and start to spend time with our families I think back to all of those memories we made growing up. One of my favorite dishes was my Grandmother’s yams, she’d top them with brown sugar, spices and apples and plenty of gooey marshmallows.
Our holiday always include grocery shopping and that’s exactly where we start for this recipe, a new twist on one of my favorite classic side dishes.
My Granndmother spent a lot of time in the kitchen and during holidays I’d try to be right in the middle of the action. Helping cook and bake is one of the highlights of the holidays growing up and I enjoy making those same memories with my children. The smell of sweet spices and chopping and peeling. This twist on a classic yam recipe is just one of those side dishes that create sweet memories generation after generation.
Caramel Apple Yams
- 2 apples chopped and peeled
- 2 large yams chopped and peeled
- 1 and a 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2 TSP nutmeg
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 cups of marshmallows
You will want to start by chopping and peeling your yams. Also bring a pot of water to a rolling boil so you can soften and blanch your yams.Once the yams are softened you will combine the butter, brown sugar and spices into a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup marshmallows and pour over the top.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Top with pecans and apples and bake for 35 minutes.
Add more marshmallows 15 minutes before you’re done cooking. Allow them to brown and form a crust over the top.
Serve with all of your Thanksgiving favorites. It’s simple to make before hand and will fill your home with the most inviting aroma.
What are your favorite twists on classic recipes?