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Hasselback Candied Yams
Hasselback Candied Yams
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
These hasselback candied yams are a new twist on a classic. And yep, those are marshmallows on there!
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
  • 3 large yams peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 4 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • pinch of cloves
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a yam half cut-side down on a cutting board. Lay chopsticks or thin wooden spoon handles on either side (lengthwise) of the yam. Make cuts (crosswise) about ⅛ inch apart , but don't cut all the way through. The chopsticks will prevent you from slicing straight through.
  3. Repeat with remaining yam halves.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and divide into six equal portions.
  5. Lay yam halves flat side down in a baking dish coated with cooking spray and top each half with a portion of the compound butter. Cover the dish with foil.
  6. Roast for 40 mins, basting the yams occasionally. Uncover and roast for another 10 - 15 mins or until the yams are caramelized and can be easily pierced with a fork.
  7. Switch the oven to the broil setting and scatter the marshmallows over the yams.
  8. Broil until marshmallows are golden brown. Serve immediately.