Side Dishes

Maple-Glazed Yams with Butter Pecan Topping


10 minutes


1 hour






  • ½ cup + 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, divided
  • 4 pounds yams, peeled and cut into ¼-inch chunks
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Butter 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  • 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
    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
    Mix flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Add remaining ½ cup butter. Cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add pecans; mix.
  • 6
    Sprinkle pecan mixture over yams; bake 20 minutes or until tender.
  •  !
    Sweet potatoes may be substituted.