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Yam Puff

For years this has been a "for sure" when planning the holiday menus. The Puff is light and creamy with a crisp topping and "just" a hint of sweet.
  • 6 cups Yams  (about 4 medium) 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs . . beaten
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted
  1. Put yams on a baking sheet and wrap them in foil and bake them at 350 F for an hour or until very done. I slide a sharp knife into the largest one to ensure it is soft enough to mash.
  2. After the Yam has been measured, mash it really well with a potato masher.
  3. Add the butter and eggs. Beat well. (this can be done the day ahead and wrapped and kept cold)
  4. Combine the flour, sugar, Baking Powder, salt, pepper.
  5. Stir into the mashed yams.
  6. Butter a flat casserole dish and spread the yam mixture into the pan.
  7. Combine the crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the Yams.
  8. Bake at 375 for about  45 minutes or until golden browned and puffed.


  1. Say...this looks good. Good thing Christmas is right on the heels of Thanksgiving so I can try out more holiday recipes....but then....who needs to wait for a holiday for this?!!!

  2. I like this recipe Lovella, it has little sugar so that is good. I find the yams sweet enough on their own but a little extra sweetner does seem to enhance the flavour.
    It's only in recent years that I have learned to 'love' yams.
    This Thanksgiving I added a little maple syrup and butter to my yams and that tasted wonderful..thanks to Trish for that tip!

  3. One of our favorites. It will be a must at Christmas. Kathy

  4. Love your recipe,,, be back again... Haope you'll visit my corner too... Have a great day!


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