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Orange Glazed Yams

I use this sauce on my yams at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
However you could also use it to dress up a dish of cooked carrots.
  • 2 large yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Peel and cut yams into serving size pieces
  2. Cook in salted water just until tender. Do not overcook or they will fall apart.
  3. Make orange sauce:
  4. Melt butter and brown sugar in skillet.
  5. Mix 1/4 cup orange juice with cornstarch and set aside.
  6. Add orange juice and rind to pan. Cook and stir until blended and bubbly.
  7. Add cornstarch mixture and continue to stir until mixture boils again.
  8. Pour over yams.
This can all be made a day ahead of time, refrigerated and then reheated in the oven or microwave just before serving.


  1. I love yams...I will try using your glaze this year. Thanks ...I wanted several new tastes on the table this year without changing things up too much. Kathy

  2. This sounds delicious...I love anything orange. It would probably also work for a mixture of roasted root vegetables and an added sprig or two of rosemary.
    I loved how you used it on the the yams. It brings the yams up a notch!

    Thank you for the recipe.~Ellie

  3. Great - I'm always keen on recipes where something can be made up ahead of time. This sauce will be one of those things for me this season. Thank you. ~ Beth

  4. Orange glazed yams..sounds wonderful!

  5. I have to bring a dish to a potluck today and I have some yams in the fridge. I am glad you posted these.

  6. This looks delicious, Bev! My recipe does not have the orange juice but I know I would like it in there.


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