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Nutrition information
Serving: 1/4 cup (82 grams)
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories: 109 (5 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 1 gram (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 1 gram
Sodium: 109 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 26 grams (2 fiber, 9 sugars)

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Candied yams

Enjoy this holiday favorite without worrying about cholesterol.


3 medium yams
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon orange peel
1 teaspoon soft tub margarine
1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and slice yams into 1/4 inch slices and boil until tender but firm (about 20 minutes).
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and grated orange peel.
  4. Place half of the sliced yams in a medium-sized casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.
  5. Dot with half the amount of margarine.
  6. Add a second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the same order as above.
  7. Add orange juice.
  8. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Healthy Recipes, nutr-ahc-93462

First published: 03/01/2005
Last updated: 12/15/2010

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department