Vegan Southern Candied Yams

holiday recipes side dishes vegan recipes vegetarian recipes Nov 08, 2019
Vegan Southern Candied Yams

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins

Serves: 6

Candied yams are a southern soul food staple. This vegan version does not disappoint!


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1-1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how saucy you like them!)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with a bit of the vegan butter.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into slices about 1/4″ thick
  3. Place the sliced sweet potatoes in the greased casserole dish.
  4. Heat vegan butter, brown sugar, grated ginger and orange zest in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Add maple syrup, vanilla, lemon extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the saucepan and stir until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes. Mix to coat. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Baste sweet potatoes with syrup and bake for another 25 minutes.
  7. Remove foil. Baste with syrup again and bake uncovered for an additional 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Adapted from this Healthier Steps recipe


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