I found this recipe on the back of a can of yams. (Sorry, I can’t remember the brand.) I really liked yams and wanted a recipe to make for a holiday dinner so I decided to try it. It turned out to be so simple and delicious that I saved the recipe and make it several times a year now. It seems to be a crowd pleaser when taken to potlucks or dinners. My Father even likes it and he is a picky eater.
40 ounce can of cut yams
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
(Note: you can substitute walnuts or almonds instead of pecans.)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Drain the yams and place them in an ungreased 2 quart baking dish. Combine the remaining ingredients, blend them well. Sprinkle the mixture over the yams. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (depending on your ovens temperature) until bubbly and slightly browned.
If you like orange sherbet you will like this fudge. The first time I tried it I fell for it. A co-worker brought it to a potluck and I just had to get their recipe. You can use another flavor instead of orange if you like another better.
Orange Sherbet Fudge
1/2 stick margarine
3 cups sugar
3/4 cups heavy whipped cream
1 (10-12 oz.) white chocolate chips
3 teaspoons orange extract
1 small jar marshmallow creme
10 drops red food coloring
5 drops yellow food coloring
Grease a 9″ x 13″ pan with margarine. Mix margarine, sugar, and whipped cream and boil for 4 minutes. Next, add the marshmallow creme, orange extract, and white chocolate chips tot he mixture. Mix well until the mixture is a smooth consistency. (The mixture will become thick and hard to stir.)
If you want a marbled looking fudge, take out one cup of the mixture and set aside. Add the food coloring to the remaining mixture and pour it into the 9″ x 13″ pan. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture you set aside into the pan and streak it through the orange mixture with a knife to create a marbled look.
Refrigerate until set and cut into squares.
3 teaspoons mint favoring and 12 drops green food coloring
3 teaspoons peppermint flavoring and 12 drops red food coloring
I found this recipe several years ago in a magazine. I don’t remember what magazine, but it was probably lying around in a doctor’s waiting room somewhere. Since it is approaching the Christmas holiday, I thought it might be useful to share it with my readers.
It has been a while since I have used the glaze, but it is very tasty and I believe everyone will like it.
Orange Marmalade Ham Glaze
3/4 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Combine all the ingredients and blend them well. Spread the glaze over the top and sides of the ham before baking. Bake the ham per the instructions.