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Want Your Thanksgiving Guests to think you are a Gourmet Chef?

Well you can with this recipe. Plus it is SOOOOO good. If you are a guest at someone’s home for Thanksgiving offer to bring something and bring this. It will be a hit!

This recipe was published about 15 years ago on a cooking show here in Minneapolis and it has been one of my favorites. Did I mention it is so yummy?? And it can be made in advance!


Yams with Praline 

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3 TBS butter, at room temperature

3 TBS all-purpose flour

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

6 medium yams or sweet potatoes (about 3 lbs), peeled and cut into ~ inch thick rounds

1 ~ cups heavy cream, heated.


In bowl, work together brown sugar, butter and flour until well combined, then work in pecans. Set aside. (This topping can be prepared up to 8 hours ahead and kept at room temperature.).

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add yams and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse under cold running water.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 9 by 13 inch baking dish.

Arrange yams, overlapping in vertical rows in dish. (This can be done up to 8 hours before baking, covered tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerated).

Pour cream over yams. Bake for 20 minutes. Crumble pecan mixture over yams and continue baking until yams are tender and topping is browned, 20 – 20 minutes longer. Serves 8-12.


Yams with Praline

And there you have it. Beautiful and delicious! 


Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.

CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer