Southern Style Favorite Yams

Southern Style Favorite Yams has been tested by competitive cook and recipe developer Michaela Rosenthal.

Ingredients:Southern Style Favorite Yams

  • 1 (40 oz.) can Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes in Syrup (drained well)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbs. melted (cooled) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg)
  • 1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine the Bruce’s Yams, egg yolks and butter.
  3. When blended add cream, brown sugar and spices; transfer to a 1 quart (6” x 9”) glass baking dish (or a 9” pie plate). Cover top of casserole with mini marshmallows and bake for 25-30 minutes until tops of marshmallows are light golden brown.

Yield: 4-6 servings.

*For a variation: Spread an 8 oz. (well drained) can of crushed pineapple on top of casserole before covering with mini marshmallows.

Category: For the Holidays, Lunch & Dinner, Yam Recipes
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22 Responses to Southern Style Favorite Yams

  1. Kichael says:

    I love this recipe! It tastes just like my moms only easier! Thank you, thank you for such a perfect recipe I will make sure to feature this on my blog

  2. walt says:

    Very easy and taste to boot…family gobbled it up…thanks

  3. nichole says:

    i tried this recipe for thanksgiving & thought is was fabulous – so glad it was included on the can on yams

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  5. gigi says:

    My all time favorite side. I lived in Florida for a few years and discovered recipe on the side of can. Never wrote down because it was always there. Moved back to NY, the cans up here didn’t have them. Thanks so much.

  6. Mary Paschall says:

    Doubled this recipe for Thanksgiving 2013, and it was a major hit; no leftovers to take home!

  7. edward felster says:

    every year i run all over town looking for your yams , if im lucky i might score 1 or 2 cans , but most times i cant find them. also i have only seen the large cons of yams . i never knew you made other products, such as pie filling . i live in brantford ontario canada ( bummed out )

  8. Anna says:

    I don’t like yams/sweet potatoes very much at all. However, this past Thanksgiving, I discovered this recipe on the back of my Bruce’s Yams can and decided to give it a try. I am hooked! I absolutely loved this recipe and would highly recommend it to everyone. It’s a lovely contribution to your Thanksgiving/Christmas Day traditional dinner or any dinner, for that matter.

  9. jesse alvarez says:

    This is a great recipe. The year I used this recipe I fell in love with yams. YUM!!!!!!!!!

  10. Ktina says:

    I absolutely love #BrucesYams;)

  11. Sarah says:

    I love this recipe, but couldn’t find your cans this year at my grocery store. Can I use some other not as good yams to make this? Would you suggest tweaking the recipe at all?

  12. Tammy Benjamin says:

    How many servings is one recipe? Thanks.

  13. Janay says:

    How much would I increase the ingredients by if i am going to be preparing the 7lb can?

    • Ashley says:

      We have not tried that in our test kitchen, Janay. I’m sorry. If you wanted more servings but wanted to follow the recipe, I would recommend simply doubling it.

  14. Lisa bee says:

    Do you have the Southern Style Favorite Yams recipe calculated for a 40 oz. Yam can? I need to make more than 6 servings!

    • Ashley says:

      We have not tried that in our test kitchen, Lisa. I’m sorry. If you wanted to follow the recipe exactly, I would recommend simply doubling it and using 58 ounces of sweet potatoes. I hope this helps. Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Sarah Douglas says:

    do you have to use the cream or can you substitute it with milk?

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