This side dish is so delicious! The combination of the soft yams with the crunchy pecans, tart cranberries, and sweet maple is wonderful. I love how easy it is to make and that it has very little clean up. This is a new favorite holiday side dish.Roasted Yams with Maple, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- Drizzle of olive oil
- 2-3 yams, peeled and large dice
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
- 1-2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 1-2 tbsp pecan pieces
- 1 tbsp real maple syrup
- 2 tsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking tray with tin foil then coat with cooking spray. Place the diced yam on the baking sheet then drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until yam is fork tender. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the roasted yam into the baking dish followed by the dried cranberries and pecan pieces. Mix the melted butter and maple syrup together then drizzle on top of the yam mixture, toss to coat. Cover with tin foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 5 minutes. Taste and drizzle with more syrup if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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