Holiday Food Fest

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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Welcome to Holiday Food Fest 5th week!
Our theme this week is:
Holiday Dishes: Mains, Sides, Soups, any holiday dish.
Shirley is hosting this week.
"Check out her "giveaway"

Baked Pecan Yams

A wonderfully alternative to the popular marshmallow-covered version. With cinnamon-flavored pecans and a subtle tang of citrus, it promises to be a new holiday favorite.


4 medium Jewel or Garnet yams
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup orange or pineapple juice, optional
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt


Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake yams for about one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. The skins should peel off easily when they are still warm. Peel yams and mash with butter and juice, if desired. Spread yams evenly in a square baking dish and smooth the top.

In a small bowl, toss pecans with maple syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Spread evenly over the top of the yams. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until pecans are toasted and the yams are hot and bubbly.



Linda said...

The ingredients in this all go so well together. It sounds yummy.

Lauren said...

Oh wow. That sounds perfect =D.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Sounds terrific! I love all those ingredients. Thanks so much for sharing this for the Holiday Food Fest! I'm betting a lot of folks will add this one to their holiday meal plans. :-)


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