Here's an untraditional yam recipe that gets good reviews. Unfortunately, I cobbled this together years ago, never wrote it down, and I cobble it together every year from scratch. That's how I cook most things
. Anyway, the amounts are just a guess. It always comes out good. It's not real sweet, but the baked apples go so good with the yams
. You can vary everything to taste. This year I'm trying Blue Agave Nectar in place of maple.
4 or 5 yams
2 or 3 apples ( I use fujis usually)
1/2 cup Amaretto
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 lime (squeezed)
3/4 cup medium chopped walnuts (dvide out 1/4 cup)
Mix all the liquid stuff into a sauce
peel and chop the apples and yams into 1/4" slices
Throw the yams, apples, sauce, and 1/2 cup of nuts into a big bowl and toss till everything is coated. Add cinnamon and toss some more. I liike a lot of cinnamon.
Pour the whole mess into a covered baking dish, sprinkle the last 1/4 cup of nuts on top.
Cover and bake at 350 for maybe an hour, hell I don't know. Till it looks good
I usually pull the lid off for the last 15 mintues.
Don't even think about putting marshmallows on this