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Yams Baked in Orange Sauce

This delicious yam dish is glazed with a sweet orange sauce that makes it irresistible. It has a natural sweetness and freshness that you will enjoy. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Casserole, Orange Sauce with Yams, side dish, Vegetables, Yams
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 143kcal
Author Happy Happy Nester

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1 ½ tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 whole orange thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Peel yams and cut into ½-inch thick slices, discarding thin ends.
  • Overlapping slices, arrange in a row in two shallow 9" x 13" glass pyrex dish or large baking dish, set aside.
  • In a small pan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt, stir in orange juice until well blended.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and cook stirring, until sauce thickens and becomes clear (about 1 minute).
  • Remove from heat, add butter and orange peel, and stir until butter is melted. Pour over yams.
  • Bake, covered, for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Baste tops of yams thoroughly with sauce.
  • Continue baking, uncovered, basting with sauce several more times, for 15 more minutes or until yams are tender when pierced.
  • Garnish with orange slices. 

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal