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‘Ol No. 7 Yams

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10



  • 1 long strip orange peel, sliced
  • 1/3 cup bourbon -
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg -
  • 1 3 to 4 inch cinnamon stick -
  • 4 tablespoons butter -
  • 1 cup brown sugar -
  • 3 cups water -
  • 4 large sweet potatoes -


Wash and dry sweet potatoes and bake at 400 °F for one hour, until potatoes are soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly then remove skin from potatoes.

Reduce oven temperature to 350 °F. While the potatoes are baking, combine remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened.

Slice the potatoes 1/2-inch thick into a medium casserole dish. Pour syrup over them and return to the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Tip: To make this dish faster, bake potatoes the night before, leave skin on and throw in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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