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Candied Yams

A bit of margarine and some orange juice make this dish sweet.

  • 3 (1½ cups) medium yams
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp flour, sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp orange peel
  • 1 tsp soft tub margarine
  • ½ cup orange juice

1. Cut yams in half and boil until tender but firm (about 20 minutes). When cool enough to handle, peel and slice into ¼-inch thickness.

2. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and grated orange peel.

3. Place half of sliced yams in medium-size casserole dish. Sprinkle with spiced sugar mixture.

4. Dot with half the amount of margarine.

5. Add second layer of yams, using the rest of the ingredients in the same order as above. Add orange juice.

6. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes in oven that was preheated to 350° (Fahrenheit).

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Each serving provides:
Calories: 110
Total fat: less than 1 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 115 mg
Total fiber: 2 g
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrates: 25 g
Potassium: 344 mg

This recipe is from the "Keep the Beat" Heart Healthy Recipes developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to help Americans keep their heartbeat strong.

This recipe’s not only good for the heart, it’s good for the whole body, so make it one of your family favorites.

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