I shared the following recipe for my grandma's candied yams on my blog three years ago and with the holidays upon us, I think it's a good time to re-post it. Enjoy this simple yet scrumptious side dish with your Thanksgiving dinner. Candied Yams 6-8 Large Yams
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Water
1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Wash yams and boil until tender (test by pricking with a fork). Peel and cut cooked yams into large cubes or slices. Spray a 13"x 9" pan with cooking oil and add yams.
Mix sugars, water, corn syrup, and cornstarch in saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook down until mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla and pour over yams. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, periodically spooning the sauce over the yams.