Mamas Candy Yams!

So this recipe is super simple and its one of my favorites especially around the holidays. I made the dish for Thanksgiving. I wanted to make one of my favorite recipes that my mom taught me since I was celebrating the day with my Mervin family. I love adding some sweetness to every meal, I’m even thinking of making it for Christmas!

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Serves about 8-10

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1/3 of chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of butter {melted}
  • Yams (I use canned Priscilla’s Yams & then drain the water out.)
  • 1 Red apple sweet
  • Big Marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Peel skin off Apple
  • Thinly slice (Adding a small layer to bottom of dish)
  • In a small bowl combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, melted butter, & flour.
  • In a baking dish add a layer of the apple slices
  • Then evenly add some Yams
  • Sprinkle the mixture (pecans, brown sugar..) DON’T USE THE WHOLE THE MIXTURE SAVE SOME FOR ANOTHER LAYER.
  • Add more Yams
  • Add the rest of the mixture
  • Cover the dish & put in oven for 30 mins.
  • After the 30 mins take dish out & add Marshmallows.
  • Put dish back in oven for approximately 5 minutes or until the Marshmallows are golden. **Keep an eye on it so Marshmallows don’t burn.

And there you have it!!! A simple & quick recipe that tastes delicious!! What’s one of your favorite holiday dishes? Comment below!

<3 Dani 

Danielle Keaton

Danielle Keaton is a California based lifestyle and travel blogger featuring exclusive interviews with artists and Industry professionals from all over the globe. With over 27 years working in the Entertainment Industry as an; Actress, Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach, Development & Director’s Assistant for Director Todd Phillips and Actor Bradley Cooper’s feature film and television production company at Warner Brothers Studio, Danielle found a passion discovering new and seasoned talent, which led her to create this blog, in hopes to give artists a platform to share their gifts.

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