This Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish is reminiscent of crème brûlée. The baked yam mash is sprinkled with sugar and then put under the broiler to create a crackly burnt sugar topping.
Yield: Serves 8.
July 02, 2019
- 10 cups cubed peeled yams
- 3/4 cup homogenized milk
- 1/4 cup salted butter, cubed
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar
- Cook yams in boiling salted water until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.
- Working in batches, place yams in a food processor; process until smooth. Transfer yams to a bowl. Stir in milk, butter, cinnamon, salt, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, stirring until butter is melted. Spoon yam mixture into a greased 2 quart baking dish. May be prepared to this point and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
- Remove baking dish from refrigerator and let stand for 20 – 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake, covered, for 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove baking dish from oven. Uncover and sprinkle brown sugar on top of yam mixture.
- Preheat broiler. Broil until brown sugar is melted and bubbly, about 4 – 5 minutes.
339 calories, 6.9 g fat, 3.7 g protein, 67.1 g carbohydrate, 7.8 g fibre, 294 mg sodium