Baked Yams with Spiced Honey Butter

Always a holiday favorite, this preparation will delight your guests. As the butter melts, it infuses the yams with a sweet spicy flavor.


Spiced Butter:

1/4 cup butter, room temperature


1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 medium yams

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


In a small bowl, beat spiced butter ingredients with an electric mixer until fluffy. (Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.)
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Place yams on foil covered baking sheet. Make a 1/2-inch deep slit down each yam lengthwise, leaving 1 inch of yam uncut at each end. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until yams are tender. To serve, using two forks open yams slightly and place a spoonful of butter on each yam.
Serves: 4