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Woman shares viral recipe for Southern candied yams
Somebody give this woman an award. It tastes so good it'll make you want to slap your mama. 😋
D.G. Sciortino
10.12.21

If you’re going to make something indulgent like candied yams, they better be good.

And Stove Top Kisses has the best-candied yams recipe out there.

That’s because she makes her candied yams the true Southern way.

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You can tell she puts a lot of love into her food which is why it tastes so good.

She’s also absolutely hilarious and really fun to cook with.

Not only is Stove Top Kisses’ recipe delicious, but it is also incredibly simple to make.

The hardest part of this recipe is peeling and cutting up your sweet potatoes.

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Once you do that, it’s a matter of tossing a few ingredients in a pot and waiting.

After that, you add your butter and let that melt before digging in.

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Stove Top Kisses - YouTube

This recipe serves six and takes about 20 to 30 minutes to cook, though your cooking times can vary.

Just be sure to cook your yams on low to medium heat, so they don’t burn and cook until they’re tender.

You’ll find the step-by-step instructions for this recipe below.

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Ingredients (serves 6):

  • 2 tbs water
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup brown sugar ( divided )
  • 1 cup white sugar ( divided )
  • 2 tsp. salt (divided)
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1tsp. nutmeg ( optional )
  • 1/2 stick butter ( cut into cubes)
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Stove Top Kisses - YouTube

Step 1) Peel and slice your sweet potato up. You can use thick or thin slices, depending on your preference. Rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.

Step 2) Pour 2 tbsp. of water into a medium-sized pot. This will prevent your yams from burning. Your recipe won’t come out right if you use too much water or if you bake your yams.

Step 3) Pour in half of your sweet potatoes.

Step 4) Cover your sweet potatoes in the pot with half of your brown and white sugars. Toss in half of your salt.

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Step 5) Place the other half of your sweet potatoes on top of that.

Step 6) Place the rest of your sugars and salt over those potatoes.

Step 7) Add in your cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.

Step 8) Turn your stove to medium-low heat and cover your pot only halfway with the lid. It’s important to make sure steam can get through. If not, you’ll end up with a stew. Let cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

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Stove Top Kisses - YouTube

Step 9) Take your lid off and flip only the top sweet potatoes over and push them down into the sugar syrup in your pot. Just flip over and press them down.

Step 10) Cook for another 10 to 12 minutes until they are tender. Do not touch or mix.

Step 11) Remove your pot from the heat and let your pot cool a bit so that the bubbling sugar settles.

Step 12) Place your butter cubes throughout the top of your pot and cover with a lid, so it melts.

Step 13) Once your butter is melted, your yams are ready to enjoy.

It’s sure to be a family favorite and instant go-to for the holidays.

Get more details on this recipe in the video below!

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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