Francine’s Cinnamon Orange Yams

This is based  my Grandmother Francine’s recipe.  I always looked forward to it every year.

  • 3-4 yams peeled and cut into rounds
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of orange marmalade
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • salt
  • 1 cup toasted pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 365, and put yams on parchment or Silpat  on a sheet pan.
  2. Salt and drizzle with olive oil, roast for 40 minutes or until somewhat tender and slightly brown on edges
  3. Meanwhile in a sauce pan heat butter, sugar, marmalade until sugar is dissolved over medium low heat.
  4. Place cinnamon stick and lemon juice into pan and turn heat to low until yams are done roasting.
  5. Place yams into baking dish and pour syrup over them.  (At this point you can refrigerate and do the next steps before service)
  6. Cover with foil
  7. Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes longer or until fork tender.  Cooking times vary on this recipe so be vigilant
  8. Top with toasted pecans if using

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