Yummy Yam Casserole Bake
Prep/cooking time: Approximately 1 hour
5 yams (or sweet potatoes if you can’t find yams), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup honey
1 large egg
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Fill a steamer pot with a few inches of water and bring to a boil. Place the yams in the steamer basket, cover and steam until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Transfer yams to a large mixing bowl to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add honey, egg, 1 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt to the bowl with the cooked yams and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into an 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, pecans, and ½ tsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle over yam mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes. If browning too quickly, cover with foil midway through cooking. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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