Pecan Praline-Crusted Yams Recipe

Pecan Praline-Crusted Yams Recipe
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This is based on a family recipe from my mother. The pecan crust lends a nice crunch to the yams, and the spices add a touch of refinement.

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Directions

For the pecan crust

Place the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the cream, sugar, pecans, salt, and spices and whisk until well combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract.

For the yams

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil over high heat. Add the yams and cook until soft. Remove from heat and strain completely. Place in a mixing bowl, add the butter, and beat with a whisk until smooth. Add the eggs and whisk again to incorporate.

Scald the milk in a saucepan: Bring it nearly to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly, to keep the bottom from scorching. When bubbles start to form around the edges, remove from heat. Add the milk to the yams. Add the sugar and mix well. Transfer to a baking dish.

Pour the pecan praline over yam mixture and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Use a cake tester to check for doneness. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

691 kcal

Daily value:

35%

Servings:

8
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 125 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 20 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1147 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 134 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 8 mg
  • Vitamin D 28 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 4 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 11 µg
  • Alcohol, ethyl 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 140 mg
  • Carotene, beta 418 µg
  • Cholesterol 31 mg
  • Choline, total 42 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 150 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 5 g
  • Fluoride, F 2 µg
  • Folate, DFE 13 µg
  • Folate, food 13 µg
  • Folate, total 13 µg
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lactose 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 289 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 68 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 182 mg
  • Potassium, K 662 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers 16 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers 9 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin dimers 2 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin polymers (>10mers) 16 mg
  • Proanthocyanidin trimers 8 mg
  • Retinol 94 µg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 140 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sucrose 28 g
  • Sugars, total 86 g
  • Theobromine 3 mg
  • Tocopherol, gamma 3 mg
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 375 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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