Yams, Mashed or puréed

My mother's pureed yam recipe

4 yams (sweet potatoes)
¼ cup or more orange juice
2 packed tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter
dash salt
1 cup pecan halves

YIELD: about 8 side servings

COURSE: Vegetables and Sides

CUISINE: Canadian


  1. Peel the yams, and chop into pieces. Cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave until tender, ~8 minutes. Mash or purée with the orange juice, butter and brown sugar.
    In a small frying pan, heat the pecan halves with a tiny bit of butter and salt until the flavour comes out, stirring continuously (don’t burn!).Put the yams in a pretty serving dish and arrange the pecan halves attractively in a pattern that covers the surface.