I know the Thanksgiving Holiday is done and over, however, our family is still eating left overs...if you can believe that. One of the dishes I made for Thanksgiving was our family's recipe for Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yam. After the first few days of eating left overs, only one cup of these lovely taters was left in the fridge. I felt so bad for it and knew there had to be a way save it from the garbage disposal.
After hours of research, I came up with this recipe. Upon baking it, I did not know how well it was going to turn out. The batter was very, very, very thick and as I scooped it into the loaf pan, I thought to myself, "there is no possible way this recipe is going to be good."
Ha! Boy was I ever wrong. About 15 or 20 minutes into the baking time, the house started smelling like Thanksgiving all over again! It tasted just as yummy as it smelled too ;) It looked like a rustic type of bread from the outside, but the inside was so moist and soft. Who knew that one little cup of candied yams could produce a lovely dessert such as this??
You can bet this recipe will be added to our list of dishes to make after the holidays!
Add it to yours as well ;)
Candied Sweet Potato/Yam Bread
(makes one 9x5 inch loaf)
1 cup candied yams
1/2 cup butter, softened...plus a little more for greasing the loaf pan
3/8 cup of sugar, or 1/2 cup or more, depending on how sweet you like your bread (taste test it to find out)
1/2 cup of milk
1 and 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. of salt
2-3 tbsp. of cinnamon sugar mix (we used 1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 tbsp. cinnamon)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Butter the loaf pan and dust with some of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
3. Stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
4. Cream together the sweet potatoes/yams and sugar until smooth.
5. Add butter and mix.
6. Add eggs and mix. Add milk to the eggs and mix.
7. Fold the flour ingredients in with the sweet potatoes mixture.
8. Fold in nuts.
9. Pour batter (it will be really thick but do not panic. I did at first...but it came out just fine) into the loaf pan.
10. Sprinkle the top with more cinnamon and sugar mixture.
11. Bake for 60 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Source: Adapted from food.com