Maple-Glazed Yams with Butter Pecan Topping

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Maple-Glazed Yams with Butter Pecan Topping
  1. ½ cup + 3 Tablespoons Challenge Unsalted Butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, divided
  2. 4 pounds yams, peeled and cut into ¼-inch chunks
  3. To taste Salt
  4. ½ cup pure maple syrup
  5. 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  6. 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  7. 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. 2

    Butter 13x9x2-inch baking dish.

  3. 3

    Bring large pot of water to boil; add yams. Cook about 4 minutes or until water returns to simmer; drain. Rinse under cold water.

  4. 4

    Arrange yams in prepared dish. Season with salt. Pour syrup over yams. Dot with 3 Tbsp. butter. Cover and bake about 25 minutes or until yams are almost tender.

  5. 5

    Mix flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Add remaining ½ cup butter. Cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add pecans; mix.

  6. 6

    Sprinkle pecan mixture over yams; bake 20 minutes or until tender.

Note: Sweet potatoes may be substituted.

Source: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Recipe 2004

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