Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Praline Stuffed Yam

As promised yesterday, here is the recipe that I made to use up a lingering yam. As I only had 1 (large) yam, I adapted the recipe to fit. Hence the odd measurements.

Praline Stuffed Yams
Adapted from The New Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook (Trim and Terrific)

1 large yam, unpeeled
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1/8 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
1 1/2 tbs. butter, melted
1/6 cup flour
1/8 cup light brown sugar
1/8 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke yam with a fork a few times. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour.

2. Cut yam in half (You'll probably have to hold it with a towel or pot holder while you do it. It will be HOT). Spoon out contents into a bowl. Mash together with sugar, milk, half the cinnamon, and half the vanilla. Spoon mixture back into the yam skin halves.

3. Mix together butter, flour, brown sugar, pecans, and remaining cinnamon and vanilla. Crumble on top of the yam halves.

4. Turn oven down to 350. Bake yams for 15 minutes or until topping is browned.

It was yummy and I didn't have to add the yam to the compost bin!

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  1. Wow - what a great way to use up yams. My mom would LOVE this. YUM! Please link back to Tasty Tuesday as per the instructions, so that everyone can know where to join in on the fun.;) thank...

  2. Looks yum! I haven't tried that yet, maybe next time when I have yam. Thanks for sharing!

  3. How did you know that I only have 1 yam left that's begging to be used?! This looks like lunch!

  4. This sounds like my husband's dream treat. We have a couple of restaurants that make a much simpler version and he could just eat that. So nice to meet you and thanks for your comments. Thanks for saving the yam from the compost bin so you could share something so delish.

  5. These look delicious!! Love all of the flavors. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. Yum! I would love for you to join me for this week's What's On the Menu Wednesday. Mister Linky is up and ready for you.

  7. Oh my goodness! I love yams. Thank you so much for the recipe. I am following you from Tasty Tuesday. Come on over and check out how my ingredients are growing :D Have a blessed week :D


  8. I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday and all their fall things were out.... which I'm looking forward to. This recipe is another great way to look forward to fall! Love it!

  9. I may be able to get my kids to eat this (which is definitely saying something!) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Vanessa=
    THank you for sharing this great recipe I am the mother of three healthy boys (now men) and they love sweet potatoes I will fix them and they will love me

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with us at Anything Related!