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Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter

The nutmeg butter brings on a new twist to the traditional yam/marshmallow side dish. The aromas and flavors are 100% Fall. Absolutely delicious.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 yams
Author: Debbie


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, ½ stick
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 3 medium sized red-skinned yams


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and nutmeg. Whisk (or beat) until light and fluffy. (The butter can be made 3 days prior)
    Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter Nutmeg Butter
  • Line a small baking dish with foil and lightly grease.
  • Cut a slit, 1" deep down the length of each yam. Do not cut all the way through the ends, leave about 1" to 1 ½".
    Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter 1
  • Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until yams "give" when lightly squeezed.
    Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter Cooked
  • When cool enough touch, make 2 cuts crosswise in each yam.
  • From each end, squeeze to expose the goodness inside.
    Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter Squeezed
  • Spread the butter mixture over each yam.
  • Return the yams to the oven for about 5 minutes or until heated through and the nutmeg butter is melted.
    Baked Yams with Nutmeg Butter ready


Gr8 Tips:

If making the dish the night before, prepare through Step 6. Cover the dish in foil and refrigerate. The next day, bring dish to room temperature, and continue with Step 7.
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