Candied Yams Recipe

Bowl of golden browned candied yam cubes

The whole family will enjoy this sweet side dish. Each serving is made with Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend which and has 11% fewer calories* and 53% less sugar* than the regular sugar-sweetened version. Makes 12 servings.

Serving size: 12 cup

Calories: 150 Calories


  • 6 cups cubed yams

  • 12 cup water

  • 14 cup butter

  • 3 Tbsp Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 14 tsp ground ginger

  • 14 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350º F and spray a 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 2.

    Bring ½ cup of water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat.

  • 3.

    Once the water is boiling, add yam cubes and cover.

  • 4.

    Allow the yams to steam until tender, about 10 minutes.

  • 5.

    Drain the yams and place in a large bowl.

  • 6.

    In a skillet bring butter, Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, and spices to a simmer over medium-low heat.

  • 7.

    Continue to mix until Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend is dissolved and the mixture thickens.

  • 8.

    Pour the hot sauce over the drained potatoes.

  • 9.

    Gently mix until potatoes are well coated.

  • 10.

    Transfer into sprayed 8x8 baking dish.

  • 11.

    Bake for 30 minutes

  • 12.

    Cool and serve.

  • 13.

    Cover and refrigerate any leftovers

*Each helping has 150 calories and 6 grams of sugar per serving compared to the full-sugar version which has 170 calories and 13 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 150
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 55mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Erythritol 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 290% DV
Vitamin C 4% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 4% DV
Candied Yams is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This looks interesting for a basic recipe I haven't tried it yet, but I've been looking for a lower sugar recipe for sweet potatoes, and wasn't sure how much Truvia to use. I don't use butter in my sweet potatoes, but use corn starch to thicken the sauce. I add a cut up apple to the baking dish for extra flavor. I also use pumpkin pie spice.
Date published: 2022-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy recipe I love that this is such an easy recipe! I typically make sweet potato casserole for the holidays but found that this is almost as good but without the calories and sugar that are in my casserole.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love me some yams This recipe is perfect for my husband and father-in-law. Both are diabetic and this product makes it easier to have the things we are used to having.
Date published: 2017-01-05
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