OMG! You *MUST* Make (Tyler) "Florence Mama's Candied Yams" (Sweet Potatoes) His Grandma's Recipe

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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:21:58 PM
I saw this recipe in Better Homes & Gardens, and thought, Well THAT looks good...
...and made them for our early Thanksgiving on Monday.

O.M.G....words cannot express how good these are...and so easy!

Followed the recipe EXACTLY...

"Florence Mama's Candied Yams"



(Tyler Florence's Grandma's Sweet Potato (or Yam) recipe)

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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:26:17 PM
Is that your picture? That looks goood.


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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:27:45 PM
No...the pic came with the recipe, but I made it just like that...as great as the pic is...the taste is above & beyond. LOVED it.

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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:31:03 PM
That does sound (and look) delicious. Will have to save it for another occasion as we are eating out for Thanksgiving.


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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:33:12 PM
Oh my! That sounds AND looks good


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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:38:51 PM
The only thing I might change is browning some marshmallows on top. Yumm! TFS!


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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:46:15 PM
I'm so happy they turned out for you and you posted!!

I have this in my binder o' recipes and plan to make it tomorrow!

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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:47:21 PM
I am SO making this tomorrow!

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Posted: 11/24/2010 3:52:43 PM
You won't regret making these, I am sure!

If you have (or can get your hands on) the NOV 2010 issue of BH&G the Tyler Florence article is a great one. There are recipes for an entire Thanksgiving dinner that just look great (this one is the only one I tried so far). Also love the photo shoot they did with his entire family and story of how each of them get involved in the Thanksgiving preparation.

He is the only "tv chef" whose recipes have ALL been just spectacular. His salsa and shrimp scampi recipes are also very yummy.

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Posted: 11/24/2010 4:02:20 PM
Oh! ...and another different thing that I did this time was make:
(from AllRecipes, not TyFlo, lol)

EDITED Nov 2012: orig link no longer goes to right recipe and correct recipe no longer on allrecipes with those reviews. The correct link is
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cranberry-Apple-Pie
and the changes I made should still be followed.

Added text Nov 2012:

"Cranberry Apple Pie Recipe
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour Yield: 6-8 Servings
15
60
75
Ingredients
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
4 cups sliced peeled tart apples
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
2 tablespoons butter
Directions
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Add apples and cranberries; toss gently. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry. Add filling; dot with butter.
Roll the remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Cut vents in pastry, using a small apple cutter if desired. Place over filling; seal and flute the edges.
Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 piece) equals 521 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 92 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Originally published as Cranberry Apple Pie in Country October/November 1997, p51"

Uses Pre-made crust, easy breezy.
Only thing really changed was the sugar (suggested from many comments) and one & a half c was just right! Man, what a nice change from plain apple pie...used fresh cranberries, and for the orange juice I just squeezed it fresh from one orange since I had a few. Oh, and "pumpkin pie spice" is pretty similar to the "apple pie spice" called for, and since it was only a half tsp, that is what I used. We had gala apples (sweet & tart) so used those.
Came out awesome.

My husband was freaking out over it...in fact we had our first slice a few hours BEFORE the Thanksgiving Dinner, and felt like such "naughty kids" lol Yum, Yum, YUM!

***Made it the night before, refrigerated, and topped w/FF Cool Whip when served. SO yummy cold and not runny that way***

(pic from Google)

2012 pie link correction. http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Cranberry-Apple-Pie

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Posted: 11/24/2010 4:07:21 PM
Tyler's recipes are some of my favorites!

I will have to try this one, thanks for sharing

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Posted: 11/24/2010 4:49:19 PM
You'll have to stop back & post how it went!

It's funny, everyone is just preparing for tomorrow, and I'm a couple days ahead, already stuffed with leftovers

...Now...off for another piece of that PIE

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Posted: 11/24/2010 4:51:18 PM
Oh, those look so good! I've bookmarked it for the future since I already have the yam souffle ready for tomorrow. TFS

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Posted: 11/24/2010 7:07:47 PM
i am so glad i saw this BEFORE i went to the store for the things i forgot....i just added a few items to my list

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Posted: 11/24/2010 7:59:45 PM
My sweet potatoes are just like those except I add 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier. They are so so good. When the potatoes are gone everyone wants to drink the juices in the baking dish.


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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:26:14 PM

My sweet potatoes are just like those except I add 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier


Now that's just CRAZY talk!


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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:29:19 PM
I hate sweet potatoes, but I love Grand Marnier. I would have to give them a try.


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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:32:18 PM
Grand Marnier:

1) dark chocolate in mouth,

at the same time:

2) sip Grand Marnier

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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:41:08 PM
I make bittersweet Grand Marnier truffles for Christmas. They are awesome!!


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Posted: 11/24/2010 9:48:40 PM

 
I make bittersweet Grand Marnier truffles for Christmas. They are awesome!!



Those sound amazing! I would ask for the recipe but I'm not a candy maker at all. I'd have most of the chocolate and Grand Marnier consumed before I finished reading the recipe.


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Posted: 11/24/2010 10:02:41 PM

I make bittersweet Grand Marnier truffles for Christmas. They are awesome!!




Ooooooooooooooo

Do tell. Recipe. Here. Now.

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Posted: 11/25/2010 12:00:44 AM
I don't have any oranges but I have lemon's do you think that would work??


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Posted: 11/25/2010 8:57:47 AM

I don't have any oranges but I have lemon's do you think that would work??


Hmmm...I don't think so...I think it would be too strong.

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Posted: 11/25/2010 9:06:41 AM
I'm so happy it's a candied yams recipe without the marshmallows... marshmallows as a main course option is just wrong.

I might actually try this recipe for Christmas.



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Posted: 11/25/2010 1:28:40 PM
bump for Grand Marnier truffles?




added:

Found this on Google...sound good to those who have made them?

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Truffles


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Posted: 11/25/2010 1:36:38 PM

I'm so happy it's a candied yams recipe without the marshmallows... marshmallows as a main course option is just wrong.


I so agree; I never could get into the marshmallow thing.

I'm definitely going to make those for Christmas as we always have a ham. I usually make something sort of similar, that's done stove top with butter, brown sugar, orange juice and add some walnuts. O.M.G. to die for!

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Posted: 11/25/2010 6:43:49 PM
Sorry everyone. It's been a crazy couple days.

Here's the recipe for the truffles.

Grand Marnier Truffles

Oh, and Kim thanks so much for the Grand Marnier suggestion for the sweet potatoes. I had to make them for the first time this year. I decided just to wing it, since I don't like them anyway.

I took a large can and drained off all the liquid. I put them in a roasting pan with a half of stick of butter and about a half cup brown sugar. When they were heated through, I deglazed the pan with a little of the water that I had steeped the apple, onion and cinnamon stick (for inside the turkey) in. Then I added a half cup Grand Marnier and put back in the oven for 10 minutes. Everyone loved them. I tasted the sauce. It was really good.


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Posted: 11/26/2010 5:44:33 AM
Thanks for the truffles recipe!

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Posted: 11/26/2010 3:45:27 PM
You're welcome. They are super delicious. I think today might be the day for me to start my Christmas candy.


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Posted: 11/26/2010 5:18:10 PM
Those sweet potatoes look so good and look pretty easy to make too. Thanks!


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Posted: 11/26/2010 6:05:39 PM
Wanted to thank you for this recipe... I made it and it was FABULOUS! I did add a bit of triple sec as I wanted a touch more of an orange taste.

It was so pretty and just delish'. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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Posted: 11/6/2011 1:22:39 PM
Bumping this up again this year because I can't wait to make them again and had to share the YUM!


(...and yeah, those Grand Marnier truffles were great as well!)

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Posted: 11/6/2011 1:35:25 PM
Thanks for bumping this. I have a bottle of Grand Marnier and have been wonder what to do with it.


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Posted: 11/6/2011 1:44:33 PM
Wow, those look amazing! I think I will make those instead of the other recipe I had been planning to use. TFS

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Posted: 11/23/2011 2:13:43 PM
We had Thanksgiving early, and YUM! So. delicious yet again!





(don't forget to get the oranges on hand...I *almost* forgot them at the store this year)

Also...Do NOT alter to make "healthier" (pr otherwise)....SO not worth it (did it once, never again)...follow recipe as written and you will not be sorry...it is SO easy.


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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:06:03 PM
Those look devine, for any time of year. Recipe printed and saved! Thanks



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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:14:04 PM
Oh they look delicious! Will use this for Christmas dinner....


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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:44:07 PM
I'm making this tomorrow. Can't wait!


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Posted: 11/23/2011 7:01:56 PM
well since you insist, they are in the oven!



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Posted: 11/23/2011 7:14:33 PM

well since you insist, they are in the oven




Let me know if you still have any left tomorrow

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Posted: 11/23/2011 7:32:57 PM
Those are one of my favourite yam recipes.

There has never been a Tyler Florence recipe that I haven't liked. Of course, there is very little about Tyler Florence that I don't like either. YUM.

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Posted: 11/23/2011 7:53:38 PM
Interesting...
I will have to save this (and hopefully remember it) for next Thanksgiving...

We made the sweet potatoes for tomorrow already, so all we will have to do is re-heat them...

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Posted: 11/24/2011 9:16:23 PM
I made these today and they were delicious. I used a mandolin to slice the potatoes evenly (tricky, as they're pretty fibrous). I had mixed up the spices/sugar earlier yesterday in a ziploc bag, so all I had to do was dump them into the pan with the butter. Very easy! I would definitely make these again.


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Posted: 11/24/2011 10:33:04 PM
TFS! I'll have to make these for Christmas!


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Posted: 11/25/2011 8:53:19 AM
That recipe doesn't belong for his mama!!!LOL! That is my great Aunt Clara's recipe! She used to make them all the time, not just for Christmas! I haven't had any since she passed away. Thanks for the memory.

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Posted: 11/25/2011 8:54:27 AM
I was going to do my tried-and-true recipe for sweet potatoes but saw this the other day and made them instead. They were a HUGE hit! I didn't have oranges, so I just splashed in a little orange juice instead. Everybody loved them...I guess that's what obscene amounts of butter and brown sugar will do for you! Thanks for posting it!


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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:20:22 PM
Bumping this again this year because I can't stop thinking about them and can't wait until Thanksgiving!

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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:27:16 PM
They must be good if they are 309 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving....wow!



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Posted: 11/12/2012 4:33:37 PM

They must be good if they are 309 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving....wow!
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Well I think everyone gets a pass on Thanksgiving...it certainly isn't an every day meal (as most ANY of the accoutrements of the holidays: pumpkin pie, for example).

I think most people can differentiate special occasion / holiday foods to look forward to (and limit themselves in portion if needed) vs the lifestyle of daily heart attack fare. (If you're scared off by the candied yams---there WILL be rum balls and Grand Marnier truffles soon, so.... )

PS-- Don't even bother making it if you deviate from the recipe at all for diet...I made it once to be much lower calorie and it was awful. Don't be an allrecipes reviewer (lol) make it as written...perfection.




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Posted: 11/12/2012 5:46:00 PM
Don't just gloss over this thread Peaple or you'll miss the part about adding Grand Mariner and Sam's Grand Mariner Truffle recipe. Both are a must!


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