Grandma Beverly’s Yams

This is a great veggie dish for a special occasion and was one of my grandma’s specialties. To make the yams healthier, ditch the sweet ingredients (maple syrup, cider, butter, cinnamon, cloves, and orange zest) and replace with a simple mixture of Olive Oil, rosemary and garlic!


  • 5 large sweet potatoes, baked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp finely grated orange zest


Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a small pot combine syrup, cider, butter, cinnamon, cloves and orange zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until somewhat thickened, about 15 minutes. Pour mixture over sliced sweet potatoes and bake, uncovered, until bubbling and brown (25 to 40 minutes)

Optional: Instead of adding sweet mixture, brush with olive oil, rosemary and garlic before roasting.