The Most Amazing Yams Ever

I love-love-love yams any way you can cook them but this is a really cool way.


  • 4 medium yams, scrubbed clean
  • 4-6 bacon slices,
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 4 tbsp. pure maple syrup for drizzling

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prink each yam with a fork and wrap tightly in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake until they are fork tender. (35-45 minutes).  Make a large X  across the top of each one and scoop out the flesh carefully. Do not break the shell apart.

Cook the bacon until crisp and chop finely. Set aside.

Mix together the yam flesh and butter. Spoon back into the shell and top with a dollop of sour cream, bacon bits and drizzle maple syrup over each one.

Oh my goodness these are wonderful. Serve with a favourite fish or steak dish and a crisp salad. What more could you ask for?


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