Garnet Yams with BLiS Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar Streusel

Garnet Yams with BLiS Maple Syrup and Maple Sugar Streusel

Entrées & Sides
Featuring BLiS Bourbon Barrel Maple Syrup
by Nancy Oakes and Pamela Mazzola Bon Appetit 

Garnett YamsIngredients for Yams
  • 3 1/2 pounds slender garnet yams or other yams (red-skinned sweet potatoes; about 2 1/2 inches in diameter)

  • 1/4 cup BLiS Bourbon Maple Syrup or other pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for Streusel
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup maple sugar* (scant 3 ounces)

  • 1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Directions for Yams
  • Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  • Peel yams; cut 1 inch off ends.
  • Coarsely grate enough of yam ends to measure 1/2 cup; set aside for streusel.
  • Discard remaining ends.
  • Cut remaining whole yams into 1/3-inch-thick rounds.
  • Arrange yam rounds in 4 overlapping lengthwise rows in prepared baking dish.

  • Bring 1/2 cup water, maple syrup, butter, and cider vinegar to boil in small saucepan.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon coarse salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Pour maple syrup mixture over yams.
  • Cover baking dish tightly with foil.

Directions for Streusel
  • Mix first 4 ingredients in small bowl.
  • Add melted butter and rub in with fingertips until moist clumps form.
  • Mix in reserved 1/2 cup grated yams.
  • DO AHEAD: Yams and streusel can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate.
  • Let yams stand at room temperature 1 hour before baking. 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake yams covered until almost tender, about 40 minutes.
  • Increase oven temperature to 400°F.
  • Sprinkle streusel over and bake uncovered until yams are very tender and streusel is golden and slightly crisp, about 35 minutes longer.
  • Serve warm.
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