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The Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish – Caramel Apple Yams


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new twists on thanksgiving classicsAs we settle into fall and start to spend time with our families I think back to all of those memories we made growing up. One of my favorite dishes was my Grandmother’s yams, she’d top them with brown sugar, spices and apples and plenty of gooey marshmallows.

Our holiday always include grocery shopping and that’s exactly where we start for this recipe, a new twist on one of my favorite classic side dishes.  Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (2)

My Granndmother spent a lot of time in the kitchen and during holidays I’d try to be right in the middle of the action. Helping cook and bake is one of the highlights of the holidays growing up and I enjoy making those same memories with my children. The smell of sweet spices and chopping and peeling. This twist on a classic yam recipe is just one of those side dishes that create sweet memories generation after generation.

thanksgiving food Caramel Apple Yams

Ingredients –

  • 2 apples chopped and peeled
  • 2 large yams chopped and peeled
  • 1 and a 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 TSP nutmeg
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups of marshmallows

Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (3)

You will want to start by chopping and peeling your yams. Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (4)Also bring a pot of water to a rolling boil so you can soften and blanch your yams.Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (5)Once the yams are softened you will combine the butter, brown sugar and spices into a saucepan. Add 1/2 cup marshmallows and pour over the top. Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (6)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

Top with pecans and apples and bake for 35 minutes. Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (7)

Add more marshmallows 15 minutes before you’re done cooking. Allow them to brown and form a crust over the top. Vons Safeway Carmel Apple Sweet Yams (1)

Serve with all of your Thanksgiving favorites. It’s simple to make before hand and will fill your home with the most inviting aroma. carmel apple yamscarmel apple yams

Visit your nearest Safeway, Vons, Randalls, or Tom Thumb store this holiday season to make your holiday shopping easy and affordable.

What are your favorite twists on classic recipes?

 

51 Comments

  1. Nicole Dz on December 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Awesome recipe, I love these! So delish and just perfect side dish, especially for the holidays…..your pictures look amazing.



  2. Janet W. on December 1, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Wow I’m definitely going to have to try this! We are big fans of sweet potatoes!



  3. melisasource on November 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    This dish looks and sounds divine! I’ll have to try it at home with my family!



  4. Kiwi on November 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    This blog is totally putting me in the Thanksgiving spirit! Yes so delish looks great!



  5. Veronica on November 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

    that might just beat out my mom’s sweet potatoes. And she makes the best sweet potatoes



  6. Dina on November 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

    oh this looks so good. I love making homemade cranberry sauce with an orange flair. YUM.



  7. Tiffany (A Mom's Take) on November 14, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I don’t like putting very many twists on the classics, because I love the Thanksgiving classics so deeply. I can’t wait to chow down this Thanksgiving.



  8. Marina John on November 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    This just blew my mind. I will be trying this soon.



  9. Chrysa Duran on November 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is one of the most unique recipes I have seen in a long time. I’m going to use your recipe for our menu plan for Thanksgiving.



  10. Amy Desrosiers on November 13, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I love sweet and savory dishes like these. I am so excited for Thanksgiving because of sides like these.



  11. Rosey on November 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Such a great twist on a Thanksgiving side. It sounds like it’s delicious too.



  12. Shannon Gosney on November 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    This sounds like an awesome recipe! I love Thanksgiving dishes.



  13. Chrystal @ YUM eating on November 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I think I am the only one who doesn’t like my yams/sweet potatoes to taste like a dessert.



  14. Melinda on November 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    We’ve never had yams for Thanksgiving. This looks like a tasty recipe though, we might give it a try.



  15. Ann Bacciaglia on November 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    These look so delicious i can not wait till i make these and surprise my family. I bet my kids will love these.



  16. Christie on November 13, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    YUM! Apples and yams go good together. Now add caramel, heavenly!



  17. April at My Captivating Life on November 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

    That sounds delish. We are going to be making Cranberry bread this year. I hope my kids will have those kind of memories!



  18. Brandy on November 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I don’t like yams, but would be wiling to try this out! Thanks for a recipe idea, as I need to find something to bring to my Grams this year.



  19. Tracey on November 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    This looks delicious! I’ve actually never seen a recipe like this before.



  20. Janell Poulette on November 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I will eat just about anything with caramel. I may have to make this for Thanksgiving!



  21. Aimee Smith on November 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Yams are my favorite dish during the holidays! I am totally trying these this year, they sound amazing!



  22. Donna on November 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I love yams and sweet potatoes! This sounds like something my family will love!



  23. Sandra @ A Dash of Sanity on November 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Don’t these look amazing?!! We really love sweet potatoes, so this sounds right up our alley.



  24. Dawn on November 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    This looks amazing! This would make for the best dessert on Thanksgiving!



  25. Amanda A on November 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    That plate looks amazing! I do not like yams but my entire family does, this looks really good. Maybe my MIL will let me make them this year for something new to try?



  26. Jen Temcio @ Dapperhouse on November 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. It makes so much sense! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before.



  27. Meagan on November 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I am totally going to make this for Thanksgiving! I can’t think of a better combination – caramel and yams!



  28. Lisa Bristol on November 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    These look so delicious. I have not tried anything like this before. I will have to make this over the weekend for the kids.



  29. Stacey - Craft Blogger on November 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This is pure genius. Candied yams and apples? That’s like candied yapple pie!



  30. Shauna on November 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I am so totally stealing this recipe for our Thanksgiving. Oh my… i love the idea of adding apple to the yams. Thank you



  31. Jennifer on November 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    YUM! NOM NOM NOM! I pretty sure I covered all the points I wanted to make. =D



  32. Lisa on November 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    That has to be the most delicious thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing this awesome dessert!



  33. Dawn McAlexander on November 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    These sound fabulous! It’s like dessert, except not as bad for you!



  34. Kathy on November 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I love yams! This recipe looks so good! I might try this out for Thanksgiving this year. I bet this would be a great hit with my family.



  35. Kelly Hutchinson on November 12, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I must admit I am not a big fan of yams but this does look yummy. I my give in and try this for Thanksgiving.



  36. Jennifer Sikora on November 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I love yams, so I would definitely be on board for these caramel apple versions.



  37. Chrissy on November 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    This sounds fantastic. I like to create different recipes with green beans. There is just so much you can do!



  38. Pam on November 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    This is a lot different than our normal yam and sweet potato recipes. It sounds delicious.



  39. Mama to 5 BLessings on November 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Oh that looks great! I love how you added caramel to it, my favorite!



    • Jenn @TheRebelChick on November 13, 2014 at 9:32 am

      I love that twist too! I would have never thought to add caramel to yams but it sounds absolutely delicious!



  40. Krystal on November 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    What a great take on an old classic. I LOVE candied yams, so I can’t wait to give this a try with the apples added.



  41. kristin on November 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    OH my hips. This looks so Yum.



  42. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on November 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Oh wow, great recipe! this makes me want Thanksgiving dinner all over again! … maybe I should! lol



  43. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita on November 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    This is the single best Thanksgiving dessert I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to serve this at our dinner.



  44. Jenn @TheRebelChick on November 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks absolutely mouth-watering! I am SO ready for Thanksgiving dinner after seeing your recipe!



  45. April Decheine on November 12, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    I usually eat yams pretty plain, I know my mom would love this recipe though. She adores yams and sweet potatoes.



  46. Debbie Denny on November 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    What an awesome recipe. Love yams and this looks good.



  47. Robin (Masshole Mommy) on November 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Those sound SO good. I would love to make that soon!!



  48. Dawn on November 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

    That looks amazing! I see a new recipe to try this Thanksgiving.



  49. Grace Hodgin on November 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I love yams and this looks like such an interesting and tasty dish. This is going to be one of those recipes I’m trying out soon.



  50. Liz Mays on November 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I am just starting to appreciate how yummy yams are. I’ll try your twist this year!