Every year, for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I make these yams. Everyone LOVES them and I always get asked for the recipe when I make them.
Gourmet Holiday Yams
1/4 c. butter
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. sugar
2 T. cream
1/4 c. butter, softened
3 T. flour
3/4 packed brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Peel yams and chop into chunks; put in a pot of water and boil until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain yams and transfer to a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup butter and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add salt, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and cream. Beat with electric mixer until well combined.
Grease a 9 x 13" pan and pour yam mixture into it. Spread evenly.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining butter, flour, brown sugar, and pecans. Squeeze all together with hands until well combined. Crumble over top of yams.
Bake for 30 minutes, until topping is crisp and lightly browned. I normally make this a day or two ahead of time and refrigerate, then bake. If you do that, then add on another 10 minutes or so.
Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy!!! These are delicious!
This post is linked up at: Homestead Barn Hop #37