Slow Cooker Candied Purple Yams

Slow Cooker Candied Purple Yams

by Sheryl Duncan 1 year ago
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2 hours
279.7 kcal
55 g carbs
Description

Our family loves candied yams and this year I decided to try purple yams, also known as "ube." The bright purple colored yams added festiveness and a pop to our dining table.

Ingredients
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 large purple yams, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
Directions
  1. 1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. 2. Place one layer of yam slices in the prepared slow cooker and sprinkle with brown sugar until covered. Repeat layers until all yams are placed in slow cooker.
  3. 3. Mix melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a small bowl; pour over yams in the slow cooker.
  4. 4. Cook until yams are soft when pricked with a fork, 4 hours on Low or 2 hours on High. Transfer yams to a serving dish.
  5. 5. Pour juices from the slow cooker into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low until juices reach a soft boil.
  6. 6. Stir together cornstarch and water in a small bowl until smooth; add to the juices in the saucepan and continue to boil, stirring constantly, until sauce has thickened. Pour sauce over yams and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 8 servings
calories: 279.7 kcal
carbohydrates: 55 g
protein: 1.6 g
saturated fat: 4.5 g
cholesterol: 15.3 mg
sodium: 138.3 mg
fiber: 0.3 g
sugar: 35.4 g