Slow-Cooker Candied Yams

Total Time
3 hr 10 min
10 min
3 hr
The slow cooker makes this


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

canned unsweetened pineapple juice

½ cup(s)

unpacked light brown sugar

6 Tbsp

vanilla extract

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

uncooked sweet potato(es)

4 pound(s), peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick rounds

unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, cut into small bits


  1. 1. Lightly coat the inside of the canister of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk juice, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt until the brown sugar dissolves.
  2. 2. Layer the sweet potatoes slices in the cooker, making two or three overlapping layers of horizontal slices. Pour the juice mixture over and around the sweet potatoes.
  3. 3. Dot the top with butter. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the sweet potatoes are tender. The dish can stay on the keep-warm setting, covered, for up to 3 hours. Serving size: 2/3 cup (including sauce).

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